Rio de Janeiro - a paradise for street musicians
16 November 2012 Last updated at 12:16 GMT
The streets of Rio de Janeiro have become a more attractive venue for street musicians since a new law was passed letting artists play on the streets without a permit.
Now the Brazilian city is a magnet for musicians from all over Latin America.
Iracema Sodre reports.
Video produced by BBC Mundo's Gerardo Lissardy.