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  • interview July 20, 2017

    Bixiga 70: Brazilian Afrobeat Messengers

    There’s been a connecting thread running through our coverage of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal this year—the legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and Brazil. Allen performed at the festival with his tribute to his hero, Art Blakey; he … Read more »

  • blog July 11, 2017

    Field Report: 2017 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

    Feature photo above: A-WA by David Kaufman The 38th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal took place in the historic Quebec city from June 28 to July 7, with 10 official indoor venues and six free outdoor … Read more »

  • blog July 28, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Brazilian Underground, Vol. Two

    The first Brazilian Underground mix was one of our favorites in the Afropop Exclusive Mix Series, so we asked Rio-based journalist Marcelo Monteiro of Amplificador (who recently released an excellent new compilation on Far Out Recordings) if he could make us … Read more »

  • blog February 11, 2015

    Interview: Brazil’s New Sounds by Marcelo Monteiro

    As part of our mixtape series, we recently reached out to Brazilian  journalist Marcelo Monteiro (contact him at mmonteiro@corp.globo.com). He provided us a mix of some of the best new alternative styles floating around the nation’s underground. We asked him a … Read more »

  • blog January 16, 2015

    GlobalFEST 2015 Photo Essay

    As always seems to be the case, the 2015 edition of globalFEST was a major curatorial success, mixing crowd-pleasing newcomers, veteran performers, and everything in between. The Afropop team was there in force, and while the group consensus is that … Read more »

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