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  • blog June 23, 2017

    Latin Alternative Music Conference 2017

    Marking its 18th year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is returning to New York this summer for a series of concerts and panels. LAMC aims to redefine the perceptions that people have regarding Latin music, opening their arms to … 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 »

  • hip-deep August 11, 2016

    The Tropical Soul of Jorge Ben Jor

    Jorge Ben Jor first began to experiment with fusions of samba, bossa nova, rhythm & blues and soul in the early 1960s. Together with Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, he participated in Brazil’s watershed cultural movement, Tropicália, in the late … Read more »

  • blog April 21, 2016

    Concert Review: Gil and Veloso–Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música

    April 20, 2016 Brooklyn, NY ;  Rahav Segev/ Photopass.com / BAM The curtain rose at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on two men with two guitars and two mics each, and a pair of long-stemmed goblets—one with water, one with … Read more »

  • blog March 10, 2016

    Genre-Defying Brazilian Percussionist Naná Vasconcelos Dies at 71

    Legendary Brazilian drummer and berimbau player Naná Vasconcelos died in São Paulo on March 9 after being diagnosed with lung cancer seven months prior.  Over the course of  his 71-year life, Vasconcelos won eight Grammys, was named DownBeat magazine’s percussionist … Read more »

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