Ipanema (Portuguese pronunciation: [ipaˈnẽmɐ]) is an affluent neighbourhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), The beach at Ipanema became widely known by the song “The Girl from Ipanema” (“Garota de Ipanema”), written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.
The word “Ipanema” comes from the Tupi language and possibly means “stinky lake”, from upaba (“lake”) and nem (“stinky”) or “bad water; river without fish” from “y” (water) and “panema” (bad). No kidding.
The song was written in 1962, with music by Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by de Moraes; English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. Its popularity has seen a resurgence with Diana Krall’s song “Boy from Ipanema”, released in 2008.
Okay,let’s see, we have the Girl from Ipanema,the Boy from Ipanema ,so, what is next.(!)
Ipanema is adjacent to Copacabana and Leblon Beach, but it is distinct from its neighbour. It is relatively easy to navigate because the streets are aligned in a grid. Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio, and private investment has led to the building of world-class restaurants, shops, and cafes. At the forefront of its beach culture are the many surfers and sun worshipers who socialize daily at the beach. Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles allowing local residents and tourist to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.
Ipanema has played a role in the culture of Rio de Janeiro since its beginning, with its own universities, art galleries, theaters and cafes. festivities, separate from those of Rio de Janeiro, attracting up to 50,000 people to the streets of Ipanema.
Everybody gets hungry so why not try the most popular and ubiquituos FEIJOADA..
Feijoada (Portuguese pronunciation: [fejʒuˈadɐ]) is a stew of beans with beef and pork which is a typical Portuguese dish. Feijoada is also typically cooked in former colonies such as Macau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Goa (India). the recipe can differ slightly from one country to another,and from stand to stand..
Brazilean Feijoada name comes from feijão, Portuguese for “beans”.
The basic ingredients of feijoada are beans with fresh pork or beef. In Brazil, it is usually made with black beans; in the northeast (Bahia), it is generally prepared with kidney beans (Feijoada à Brasileira), and includes other vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, and cabbage. The stew is best prepared over low heat in a thick clay pot.
It is usually served with rice and assorted sausages, such as chouriço, morcela (blood sausage), farinheira, and others, which may or may not be cooked in the stew.
P.S. Sorry ,no traslation for Stan Getz Saxophone playing .(!)