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  • blog July 18, 2017

    Carlinhos Brown: Live at Lincoln Center Festival

    Carlinhos Brown is a Brazilian music icon. A composer, bandleader, percussionist extraordinaire and a living avatar of the eclectic tropicalismo movement, Brown is an unbridled original, a man licensed to do and capable of doing whatever he likes. And that … Read more »

  • review February 16, 2017

    Tempo Dos Mestres

    Fabiano Do Nascimento’s latest record’s title translates to something like “Time of Masters,” and is charmingly ambiguous: Is the young Brazilian guitarist paying homage to the masters—covering João Pernambuco and Baden Powell—or is he claiming his place among them with … Read more »

  • review September 8, 2016

    MM3

    Metá Metá’s new album, MM3, finds the Brazilian band trimming down song lengths and solos in favor of tightly wound grooves. Thiago França’s saxophone playing, which on previous releases was allowed multiple minute-long tantrums, now takes a contained place in the … 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 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 »

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