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  • review August 30, 2016

    Camaleão Borboleta

    Chalk up another win for Brazil as a land of musical savants. The six members of Graveola apparently had minimal training in music when they formed this collective as college students in 2004. Originally called Graveola e o Lixo Polifônico … Read more »

  • blog April 28, 2016

    Beyond Mangue: On the Scene Today in Recife

    After the mangue explosion of the ‘90s, the music scene in Recife calmed down just a little. But today, the capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco is still full of talented and adventurous artists: both veterans of the mangue … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • program April 28, 2016

    Crabs With Brains: The Mangue Revolution and New Sounds of Recife

    In the early 1990s, mangueboys and manguegirls stimulated fertility in the veins of Recife, Brazil. They were interested in hip-hop, the collapse of modernity, chaos and marine predator attacks (mainly sharks). Armed with boundless creativity, they turned one of the … 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 »

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