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  • blog July 18, 2017

    Carlinhos Brown: Live at Lincoln Center Festival

    Carlinhos Brown is a Brazilian music icon. A composer, bandleader, percussionist extraordinaire and a living avatar of the eclectic tropicalismo movement, Brown is an unbridled original, a man licensed to do and capable of doing whatever he likes. And that … Read more »

  • blog June 6, 2017

    Tom Zé Comes to BAM

    All photos by Mike Benigno, used with permission. Even when he’s acting his most normal, Tom Zé is up to something. There’s just something unstoppably impish in the Brazilian composer and singer, something that’s only getting stronger as he gets older. … 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 February 23, 2017

    Have a Weird Carnival: Os Mutantes Are on Tour

    Carnival is kicking off on Friday, and those of us in the eastern United States who can only dream of shaking our hips in Rio have a pretty nice consolation prize: the Tropicalia psych-rockers Os Mutantes are in America. It’s … Read more »

  • review February 16, 2017

    Tempo Dos Mestres

    Fabiano Do Nascimento’s latest record’s title translates to something like “Time of Masters,” and is charmingly ambiguous: Is the young Brazilian guitarist paying homage to the masters—covering João Pernambuco and Baden Powell—or is he claiming his place among them with … Read more »

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