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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 December 23, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One From DJ Ephraim Asili

    Afropop is delighted to share an exclusive mix specially deejayed for us by Ephraim Asili, entitled Brazil Samba MPB Vol. One: Brazilian LPs From A Trip to Salvador. A filmmaker, DJ and traveler, Ephraim is a full-time visiting artist in … Read more »

  • blog August 5, 2016

    Hip Deep Rio

    Come August, the world’s attention will be riveted on Rio de Janeiro as it hosts the XXXI Summer Olympic Games. Rio is also the birthplace of Brazil’s iconic sound—samba—from its lavish carnival themed floats to its neighborhood pagode samba gatherings. … Read more »

  • hip-deep August 4, 2016

    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 »

  • 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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