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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 »

  • 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 »

  • blog July 21, 2016

    Brasil Summerfest Preview

    Brazil might be in the news this summer for political turmoil, the Olympics, and how one seems to lead inevitably to the other, but for us at Afropop, the South American country is always looming large. Brazilian music is an … Read more »

  • review May 20, 2016

    Novíssima Música Brasileira

    Apart from the United States, the only other country in the Western Hemisphere that listens to more of its own homegrown music than imported international music is Brazil. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that, with over … Read more »

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