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  • review October 23, 2015

    The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul

    Cultures of Soul have named their latest compilation well. The Brasileiro Treasure Box of Funk and Soul is just that–a collection of funky gems from early ‘70s Brazil. Cultures of Soul is a Boston-based label dedicated to releasing rare soulful … Read more »

  • review May 22, 2015

    The Brazilian Boogie Connection: From Rio to São Paulo (1976-1983)

    The disco takeover of worldwide pop culture was massive–so massive that it was once perfectly acceptable to wear bell bottoms and platform shoes in public. Today, the genre is rarely given its due for cultural importance and lasting influence. Disco … Read more »

  • review September 22, 2014

    Paraíso da Miragem

    “Paraquedas” is probably one of the best songs of 2014. As Mais Um Discos’ owner Lewis Robinson noted in an interview we conducted with him in June, “It’s a great pop song. That’s the kind of pop music I want … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2013

    Jorge Benjor Concert Preview

    We’ve been on a Brazilian music kick lately here at Afropop. Last week we sponsored the debut American screening of a great new documentary on Tropicália. And the week before we listed our favorite early Gilberto Gil classics as we … Read more »

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