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  • 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 »

  • interview January 27, 2017

    A Conversation With Philippe Baden Powell and Cecilia Zabala

    As a patriarch of a musical family, the Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell may not be as well known as the Marleys or the Kutis of the world, but his sons are working on it. Philippe Baden Powell is in America … Read more »

  • 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 »

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