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  • review September 8, 2016

    MM3

    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 January 30, 2015

    Trance Video Playlist

    Our show “The Nature of Trance” explores music from trance ceremonies throughout Africa and its diaspora. Below, check out a trance video playlist, made to accompany the  the program. It features a tarab performance by A.J. Racy and the National … Read more »

  • blog August 7, 2013

    Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brazil- Hip-hop, Beats, Afro & Dub

    According to compilation editor and internationally renowned producer Rodrigo Brandão, ‘Daora’ is São Paolo slang for “something that’s f*cking cool,” a translation that also serves as  perhaps the most definitive way to describe this double disc compilation of underground and … Read more »

  • blog July 2, 2008

    Scholar: Jason Stanyek

    Jason Stanyek is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at New York University and in 2007-2008 he served as Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University. He has published on subjects ranging from Pan-African jazz to Brazilian hip … Read more »

  • blog July 2, 2008

    Discography: Samba, Forro, Candomble, Tropicalia-The Sounds of Brazilian Artists in the U.S.

    Samba, Forro, Candomble, Tropicalia-The Sounds of Brazilian Artists in the U.S. Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s Samba, Forro, Candomble, Tropicalia-The Sounds of Brazilian Artists in the U.S.: Sergio Mendes “Timeless” (Concord 2006) Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis … Read more »

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