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  • review September 8, 2016


    Metá Metá’s new album, MM3, finds the Brazilian band trimming down song lengths and solos in favor of tightly wound grooves. Thiago França’s saxophone playing, which on previous releases was allowed multiple minute-long tantrums, now takes a contained place in the … Read more »

  • blog July 21, 2016

    Brasil Summerfest Preview

    Brazil might be in the news this summer for political turmoil, the Olympics, and how one seems to lead inevitably to the other, but for us at Afropop, the South American country is always looming large. Brazilian music is an … Read more »

  • botb March 12, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Nana Vasconcelos, Brazil’s Paragon of Percussion

    We were saddened to learn of the passing this week of Nana Vasconcelos, a widely respected and internationally renowned artist from Recife, Brazil. “The Best of the Beat” remembrance from 1995 presented here is an interview done in Bahia, Brazil, … 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 »

  • review March 20, 2015

    Kafundó Vol. 2: Roots and Bass Music from Brazil

    Among the many things you can say about music, describing it as “electronic” and or “Brazilian” will tell you less about what it actually sounds like than just about any other descriptor you can think of. So let’s get this … Read more »

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