Book launch: The enchanting soul of the streets / A alma encantadora das ruas

The Enchanting Soul of the Streets/A Alma Encantadora das Ruas was launched at the Brazilian Academy of Letters on May 7, 2010, on the eve of the centenary of João do Rio’s election as an ‘immortal’:

The book – cover design by Evelyn Grumach, graphic designer of the project

The book – cover design by Evelyn Grumach, graphic designer of the project

Waltercio Caldas - who superbly illustrated the book with moonlit cityscapes

Waltercio Caldas - who superbly illustrated the book with moonlit cityscapes

João Paulo Cuenca - who told me his second novel 'O dia Mastroianni'contains passages influenced by João do Rio

João Paulo Cuenca - who told me his second novel 'O dia Mastroianni' contains passages influenced by João do Rio

Martinho da Vila - Brazil's best-loved sambista, gave a talk on João do Rio during the launch at the Academy

Martinho da Vila - Brazil's best-loved sambista, gave a talk on João do Rio during the launch at the Academy

Marcelle Braga (right) and assistant Taysa Coelho - executive director of communications company ParaleloComunicão

Marcelle Braga (right) and assistant Taysa Coelho - executive director of communications company ParaleloComunicão