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  • review October 11, 2013


    Siba opens his new album Avante (available from Mais Um Discos) with a playful sounding track called “Preparando o salto” (Prepare to jump). Though upbeat in tone, the song’s lyrics tell a different story. “Não vejo nada que não tenha … Read more »

  • interview October 3, 2013

    Robert Moser: The Lebanese Diaspora in Brazil

    Robert Moser is an Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies at the University of Georgia. In recent years, he has teamed up with UCLA ethnomusicologist A.J. Racy in a study of the cultural legacy of the Lebanese diaspora in … Read more »

  • interview October 3, 2013

    A.J. Racy: The Lebanese Diaspora in Brazil and the U.S.

    A.J. Racy is a professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA, and a distinguished performer and composer. He is the author of “Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab” (Cambridge University Press, 2003).  He is also, in … Read more »

  • hip-deep October 3, 2013

    Lebanon 2: Diasporas

    As the Ottoman Empire waned in the late 19th century, there was scarcity, economic stress, and political oppression in Lebanon. The once lucrative silk industry died. Factories closed. Families in search of better lives emigrated, or sent children abroad. Today, … Read more »

  • feature October 24, 2012


    The Rise and Glory of Afro-Montreal The Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal started in 1987, and for 26 years, has delivered a top-notch lineup of international and local acts playing music from Africa and the diaspora. The big names have … Read more »

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