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  • blog July 12, 2017

    Accordions Around the World

    Accordions Around the World is four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneón, bayan, concertina, and harmonium players of different musical genres to perform in midtown New York’s Bryant Park in the spirit of celebrating the accordion’s important musical presence around … Read more »

  • blog May 23, 2017

    Elza Soares Takes Town Hall

    All images by Ysanya Perez / Red Bull Content Pool. Used with permission. Eighty years old seems like an odd time to be reaching your peak of popularity in America, but Elza Soares is making the most of it. In just … Read more »

  • blog September 4, 2013

    DJ Dolores: Tropical

    Helger Aragao de Melo, aka DJ Dolores, steeped in the mangue bit scene of Recife, Brazil, has over 20 years of experience with innovation in music. He brings all that experience to bear with a new mixtape: Tropical. Tropical is powerful and danceable with inspiration … Read more »

  • interview June 10, 2013

    Interview with Clay Ross from Matuto: African Tour and more!

    Matuto is a New York based band which creates their own original songs from a mixture of Northern Brazilian and Appalachian musical influences. Founded by South Carolina native Clay Ross, Matuto (which is Brazilian slang for ‘country bumpkin’) has been serious … 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 »

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