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  • blog August 7, 2017

    Bossa Nova’s French Connection

    While it remains no doubt a worldwide phenomenon, bossa nova seems especially beloved in France. I thought that maybe this was a confusion that only I had when looking back at the post-war, pre-youth-culture window: jazz, bright colors, Josephine Baker … Read more »

  • blog August 4, 2017

    Nuits d’Afrique 2017 Wraps Up

    All photos by the author. Cameroonian saxophonist and living legend, Manu Dibango, told North Country Public Radio that the most important African music festival “isn’t in New York or Paris or London, it’s here in Montreal.” He was, of course, … Read more »

  • blog July 30, 2017

    Field Report: 2017 Latin Alternative Music Conference

    The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is a week-long series of events dedicated to the freshest artists coming out of the Spanish-speaking world. The whole gathering is an incredible opportunity for artists and their teams to learn from and network … Read more »

  • blog February 23, 2017

    Have a Weird Carnival: Os Mutantes Are on Tour

    Carnival is kicking off on Friday, and those of us in the eastern United States who can only dream of shaking our hips in Rio have a pretty nice consolation prize: the Tropicalia psych-rockers Os Mutantes are in America. It’s … Read more »

  • review August 30, 2016

    Camaleão Borboleta

    Chalk up another win for Brazil as a land of musical savants. The six members of Graveola apparently had minimal training in music when they formed this collective as college students in 2004. Originally called Graveola e o Lixo Polifônico … Read more »

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