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  • blog April 28, 2016

    Music From the Mangroves: A Mangue Bit Primer

    In our program, “Crabs With Brains: The Mangue Revolution and New Sounds of Recife,” we explore the history of the mangue movement, which transformed Recife, the capital of Pernambuco in Brazil’s northeast, from one of the world’s most poverty-stricken cities … Read more »

  • review October 2, 2015


    Karina Buhr’s two previous solo albums, 2010’s Eu Menti Pra Você and 2011’s Longe de Onde were exquisite experimental pop albums, establishing her as one of Brazil’s most adventurous voices. Her latest, Selvática (available for free download or purchase on … Read more »

  • interview March 23, 2015

    Clever Crabs: Philip Galinsky on the Postmodernity of Mangue

    Philip Galinsky, founder and director of Samba New York!, has deep ties to Afropop. Philip’s PhD dissertation (later published by Routledge), Maracatu Atomico: Tradition, Modernity and Postmodernity in the Mangue Movement and the “New Music Scene” of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil was inspired by … Read more »

  • 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 »

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