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  • blog August 4, 2014

    Pará 101: An Amazonian Music Guide

    Pará, a massive Brazilian state three times the size of California located in the eastern Amazon basin, has become Brazil’s latest musical hotspot. The region’s Caribbean-inflected music blends the styles and rhythms of places like Colombia and the Dominican Republic … Read more »

  • hip-deep July 11, 2014

    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 »

  • blog June 2, 2014

    Featured Artists: Kickin’ It in Cabo Verde

    As you can clearly hear from our program “Kickin’ It in Cabo Verde,” the small Atlantic island chain is a musical powerhouse. To help you learn more about some of the artists who appeared at the recent Atlantic Music Expo … Read more »

  • program May 30, 2014

    Kickin’ it in Cabo Verde

    Cabo Verde (also known as Cape Verde) is undeniably a music powerhouse. Despite its small size (population 500,000), the West African archipelago is the third-largest country in music sales in the “World” market by some estimations. That’s why the islands … Read more »

  • hip-deep May 2, 2014

    African Sounds of the Indian Subcontinent

    In this Hip Deep program, Afropop explores musical connections between Africa and India. First up is the story of the Afro-Indian Sidi community. In the 13th century, Africans arrived in India as soldiers in the armies of Muslim conquerors. Some … Read more »

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