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  • blog February 11, 2015

    Interview: Brazil’s New Sounds by Marcelo Monteiro

    As part of our mixtape series, we recently reached out to Brazilian  journalist Marcelo Monteiro (contact him at mmonteiro@corp.globo.com). He provided us a mix of some of the best new alternative styles floating around the nation’s underground. We asked him a … Read more »

  • blog August 4, 2014

    Pará 101: An Amazonian Music Guide

    Pará, a massive Brazilian state three times the size of California located in the eastern Amazon basin, has become Brazil’s latest musical hotspot. The region’s Caribbean-inflected music blends the styles and rhythms of places like Colombia and the Dominican Republic … Read more »

  • interview June 30, 2014

    Kicking Music Scenes in Brazil: Mais Um Discos’ Lewis Robinson

    For our program, “Party and Dissent: World Cup Brazil 2014,” we spoke with Lewis Robinson, founder of Mais Um Discos, a label devoted to the creative, experimental and underground side of Brazilian music. Mais Um Discos has just put out … Read more »

  • program June 26, 2014

    Party and Dissent: World Cup Brazil 2014

    World Cup soccer mania continues in Brazil. The games are a source of great national pride, as well as bitter dissent due to the fact that billions were spent on stadiums, rather than schools, hospitals and public transport. What does … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2014

    Featured Artists: Party and Dissent–World Cup Brazil 2014

    In Party and Dissent: World Cup Brazil 2014, we take you on a tour through Brazil’s many fantastic regional scenes–checking out new baile funk styles, and looking at some of the country’s top female MCs and experimental artists. Since there … Read more »

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