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  • blog August 4, 2014

    Pará 101: An Amazonian Music Guide

    Pará, a massive Brazilian state three times the size of California located in the eastern Amazon basin, has become Brazil’s latest musical hotspot. The region’s Caribbean-inflected music blends the styles and rhythms of places like Colombia and the Dominican Republic … Read more »

  • blog September 4, 2013

    Oldie But Booty

    It is a well-known fact that the heavyweights of the Tropicalia movement in 1970s Brazil—Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Novos Baianos, Gilberto Gil, etc.— were profoundly influenced by the Beatles. The Tropicalistas took Beatlesque harmonies and pop song structures, juxtaposed them … Read more »

  • review March 19, 2013

    Daniel Haaksman Presents: Tecno Brega

    We are unquestionably late on this one (it was released in late 2012 after all, around the time when we interviewed label owner Daniel Haaksman), but it’s an album that fully deserves to get reviewed, if only because little that … Read more »

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