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.

    Brazil’s Chansonnier par Excellence

    When it comes to composing song tunes, Marcio Proença is a veteran. His musical ...

    Brazil’s Crowd Crooner

    Orlando Silva (1915–1978) was Brazil’s greatest male singer during the radio era (and in ...

    Real Jazz, Really Brazilian

    American audiences discovered Filó Machado’s jazzy samba and vocal pyrotechnics a few years ago, ...

    Brazil’s Sounds: Niterí³i Grunge

    Where does inspiration come from? Luís Capucho dredges his from the dark depths of ...

    Johnson Machado’s Vivacious Choro Is the Cat’s Meow

    All the new musical talent that abounds in Brazil notwithstanding, it’s not everyday that ...

    Reviewing Bossa Nova’s Greatest Unreleased Disc

    “What disc?” I can hear you asking in indignation. True enough, there is no ...

    Sardines, Samba, Choro, Jazz

    If Brazilian jazz has ever been haunted by a stigma, bossa nova is its ...

    Jobim in New English

    Do you wince each time you hear these pearls?I took your picture with my ...

    Independent in Rio

    When record companies view good music as a liability, artists have no choice but ...

    Magic Marcos

    Marcos Sacramento is creating new samba hybrids. Marcos Sacramento is breathing new life into ...