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  • 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 »

  • review August 30, 2016

    Camaleão Borboleta

    Chalk up another win for Brazil as a land of musical savants. The six members of Graveola apparently had minimal training in music when they formed this collective as college students in 2004. Originally called Graveola e o Lixo Polifônico … 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 »

  • botb August 10, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Brazil 101

    All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro this week as the 2016 Olympics roll on. The spotlight on the culturally rich nation of Brazil may have piqued your curiosity to explore the vast ocean of music that has been created … Read more »

  • blog July 1, 2014

    World Cup Brazil Mixtape Roundup

    As you may or may not have noticed there is currently a rather important soccer tournament currently underway. And, going a bit deeper, you may also have heard talk that it is taking place in Brazil. Both of these things … Read more »

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