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Brazil’s Backland Resonance

The most penetrating Brazilian music originates in the country’s proving ground, the Northeast, in ...

Brazil’s Northeast Is a Big Open-Air Forró Party

Noise pollution laws don’t exist in the northeast of Brazil. Beginning every night at ...

Jovino mission: to spread Hermeto Pascoal

Seattle-based Jovino Santos Neto has one mission: make Hermeto Pascoal musical genius known to ...

They all want to record a Chico César tune

Fans say that Chico César is the greatest because he has style and because ...

A tribute to Tom Jobim

I walked down 56th Street and turned left. Carnegie Hall was majestic with flags ...

Brazil Strings and Wind Get World Respect

Brazilian musical instruments have accelerated their rhythm of export. Last year, sector foreign sales ...

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: Lalá, 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 ...