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Brazil

Actors & Actresses

Vinicius Machado

April 16, 2015
Vinicius Machado

Actor Vinicius Machado’s love of performing began with dancing Capoeira, a form of Brazilian martial arts, which eventually led to major roles in local theater productions, commercials, television shows and feature films. Born in Rio De Janeiro and raised in Orlando, Machado found success on Nickelodeon’s hit series Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, which he starred on for nine episodes in 2006 and 2007.

Machado has since appeared¬†on several series including Cold Case, CSI: Miami, NCIS and The Shield, and in 2008, he starred alongside Steve Carell in the big screen remake of Get Smart. Currently, Machado stars as the controversial Nomar Arcielo on the hit STARZ series Power, which was recently picked up for a second season, and he was recognized as the “fastest rising Latino talent on TV today” by American Latino TV. READ MORE

Musicians

Salt Petal

March 24, 2015
Salt Petal

The city of Los Angeles is known for its diversity, and few bands represent the city’s blending of cultures better than Salt Petal, a group whose musical influences range from Argentinian folk to Brazilian tropicalia to Cumbia and up-tempo indie rock. The band’s sound is fresh and unique, showcasing deep South American rhythms with vibrant pop harmonies and textures.

Founded by Autumn Harrison and Rodrigo Gonzalez when they realized that the music they were looking for wasn’t available in Los Angeles, Salt Petal started playing in small cafes, with the positive response prompting Harrison and Gonzalez to invite talented musician friends to join the group and tour with them. The band now has a rotating roster of five to ten performers and has performed at festivals including SXSW, Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books and Make Music Pasadena. READ MORE