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  • closeups June 19, 2017

    A Beginner’s Guide to Lusophone Atlantic Music

    While the musical networks that connect English, French and Spanish-speaking nations together are well known, far less attention is paid to the links between the Afro-Lusophone world—from Cape Verde to Angola to Brazil. This podcast offers a lightning tour of … 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 »

  • blog May 23, 2017

    Elza Soares Takes Town Hall

    All images by Ysanya Perez / Red Bull Content Pool. Used with permission. Eighty years old seems like an odd time to be reaching your peak of popularity in America, but Elza Soares is making the most of it. In just … Read more »

  • blog March 2, 2017

    The Winners from Carnival 2017

    “Carnival” encompasses a lot of things—dancing, costumes, parades and contests. And with Ash Wednesday now behind us, the results are in. Several of the largest, most famous Carnivals came to an end Wednesday, including many across the Caribbean like Haiti … Read more »

  • 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 »

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