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  • blog January 11, 2017

    Win Tickets to See Cecilia Zabala and Philippe Baden Powell Jan. 26 in NYC

    If you’re a New Yorker who loves South America, singer-songwriters and jazz, are you ever in for a treat. On Thurs., Jan. 26, Philippe Baden Powell–son of famed Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell–and the Argentine singer-songwriter Cecilia Zabala are … Read more »

  • blog December 20, 2016

    Afropop’s Guide to the 59th Grammy Awards

    There are way more Grammys than you ever seem to hear about—“Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package,” for instance—so you can certainly be forgiven for thinking there’s nothing beyond an Adele-Beyoncé showdown over Song of the Year. If you’re … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • botb August 10, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Brazil 101

    All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro this week as the 2016 Olympics roll on. The spotlight on the culturally rich nation of Brazil may have piqued your curiosity to explore the vast ocean of music that has been created … Read more »

  • blog August 5, 2016

    Musical Reasons to Watch Tonight’s Opening Ceremonies (Even If You Hate Sports)

    Even if the spectacle of the world’s greatest athletes competing in front of McDonald’s  and Coca-Cola logos leaves you cold, tonight’s opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympics promise to be worth watching for at least one reason, and if you’re … Read more »

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