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  • 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 August 5, 2016

    Hip Deep Rio

    Come August, the world’s attention will be riveted on Rio de Janeiro as it hosts the XXXI Summer Olympic Games. Rio is also the birthplace of Brazil’s iconic sound—samba—from its lavish carnival themed floats to its neighborhood pagode samba gatherings. … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 4, 2016

    Rio 1: Samba at the Dawn of Modern Brazil

    In part one of our 2012 Hip Deep Brazil series, we travel back in time to Rio de Janeiro in the early 20th century to explore the birth of Brazil’s most iconic sound: samba. Beginning with the arrival of poor … Read more »

  • review June 3, 2016

    A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World)

    The album opens with Elza Soares singing alone; you hear the rasp at bottom of her voice, you hear the spit at the corners of her mouth, her breathing, the strain in her vocal chords as she reaches for higher notes. … Read more »

  • blog March 3, 2016

    globalFEST’s Creole Carnival Comes to Brooklyn

    The air outside was typical for late February in Brooklyn—cold and relentless—and a sharp contrast to the celebratory atmosphere from the world’s warm center going on inside Littlefield that Friday night. GlobalFEST had brought their first On the Road project … Read more »

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