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genre: Genres forró

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • hip-deep June 26, 2006

    Luiz Gonzaga: The King of Baião

    Sweet accordion riffs, the steady twang of the triangle, and the off-beat pounding of the zabumba drum make forro a favorite for all Brazilians. The infectious tunes and syncopated beats have been described as “a mixture of ska with polka … Read more »

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