Musician on the streets of Rio de Janeiro
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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.