Daniella Thompson

Daniella Thompson on Brazil.

Daniella Thompson publishes the online magazine of Brazilian music and culture Daniella Thompson on Brazil and the website Musica Brasiliensis where she can be contacted.

Marlene, at 80, Still Singing Different

Vitória Bonaiutti de Martino was born in São Paulo 80 years ago today. In ...

Brazil’s Globetrotting Romeu Silva

The prominent bandleader Romeu Silva (1893–1958) began as a saxophone player. As an 18-year ...

Brazil: Lalí¡, to the Rescue of MPB

“No Rancho Fundo,” a Brazilian immortal song, known by all and still recorded today, ...

Brazil’s Sacramento: Memorable Sound

Marcos Sacramento made his first major statement as a solo artist in 1994 with ...

Invitation to Brazilian Dance

The old dance hall isn’t dead. Anyone who has watched the Mexican film Danzón ...

Brazil’s Praça Onze: Samba and Maxixe Were Born Here

Has there ever been a public space in Brazil more emblematic than Praça Onze ...

Brazil’s Onze de Junho: A Place Popular in Song

On 11 June 1865, the Brazilian navy, engaged in the Triple Alliance War against ...

Brazil: Celso Adolfo Sings His Homeland

Celso Adolfo, mineiro to the core, never exchanged his home state for life in ...

Brazilian Sound: You Play What?

José Eduardo Gramani (1944–1998) was a violinist, fiddler, composer, conductor, musical scholar, and professor ...

Brazil’s Radamí©s Rides Again

A prolific composer throughout his life, Radamés Gnattali (1906–1988) is internationally known primarily for ...

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