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artist: Artists Luiz Gonzaga

  • hip-deep June 26, 2006

    Luiz Gonzaga: The King of Baião

    Sweet accordion riffs, the steady twang of the triangle, and the off-beat pounding of the zabumba drum make forro a favorite for all Brazilians. The infectious tunes and syncopated beats have been described as “a mixture of ska with polka … Read more »

  • feature May 14, 2006

    Feature: Megwen Loveless on Luiz Gonzaga

    For our program on Luiz Gonzaga, we chatted with Megwen Loveless who has a PhD in Social Anthropology at Harvard University. She wrote her dissertation on forró music and dance, and teaches Portuguese. What IS forró? Megwen Loveless: A relatively recent … Read more »

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