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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Telhado Orgânico Medicinal (Organic Medicinal Roof) and Galeria Viva (Living Gallery), two local projects in the Vidigal favela community, have been declared spaces of intangible cultural heritage for the City...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On September 10th, the bar and hostel, Alto Vidigal will host the Heartbeatz party, a special event with profits going to social projects in Rio de Janeiro. The party...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To help launch their new Favelidade initiative the social impact tourism company, Favela Experience will host a free viewing party of the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday,...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Delivering the best of underground dance music, the RUN VDG party will return to Alto Vidigal on Saturday, April 16th. During this edition of the event, the Brazilian duo...
By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vidigal's Casa Geração, a fashion school and NGO (non-profit organization) that provides young Cariocas from the favela community and surrounding area a unique opportunity to take practical and theoretical...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost every square inch of Rio’s heavenly coastline accounted for, the discovery of a small beach in Vidigal came as a surprise to local residents. The little bay was...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Casa Geração fashion school located in Vidigal is hosting a party at the very top of the favela community this Saturday, July 4th, from 6PM to 1AM. The...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In addition to the beach, the music and the food, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a hikers paradise as well, with towering peaks overlooking the coast in all directions. Getting...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While tours of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro are nothing new, over the years there has become increased sensitivity to how visitors interact with these neighborhoods. The goal...

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