An insider's guide for all things Brazil
“Rito de Passá”, the title track of MC Tha new studio album brings together Umbanda, rap, funk carioca, and pop music.
“Manual de Sobrevivência Para Dias Mortos” (in English “Survival Manual to Dead Days”) is China’s fifth solo album, a musicianContinue Reading
Jards Macalé is known for his influential role in Brazil’s Tropicalia movement in the 1960s, having performed on many ofContinue Reading
Larissa Luz is part of the new generation of musicians who incorporate electronic, rap, and R&B to the traditional soundsContinue Reading
Time seems to run at a different pace for Rio’s singer Elza Soares. The Samba legend is 82 but youContinue Reading
As part of hybrid rap-rock group SpeedFreaks and glorious rasta-funk fusion band Planet Hemp, Black Alien was a pioneering forceContinue Reading
My list with the best albums of 2019 keeps going, now featuring “Próspera” by São Paulo’s singer-songwriter @tassiareis_ The moods come fromContinue Reading
Among my favorite albums of 2019 is “Macumbas e Catimbós” by @alessandra_leao, a Brazilian singer and percussionist from Pernambuco. The albumContinue Reading
2019 is the year of “Grandeza”, the stunning debut solo album by São Paulo’s @sessa.sessa.sessa, known for co-founding acclaimed psych-rock groupContinue Reading
The Grammy Awards have a message for Brazilian jazz musicians, especially female artists who blend genres: We hear you! SinceContinue Reading
The smooth bilingual track showcases moving vocals with an alternative mixed English/Portuguese hook.
The Los Angeles collective Samba Society pays tribute to the powerful socio-political music of Brazil during the military dictatorship.
The experience of visiting Inhotim is comparable to seeing Naoshima Island in Japan, only with exuberant tropical forest surrounding the whole thing.
Brooklyn’s old school hip hop meets Brazil’s tropical beats in Brookzill’s album, Throwback to the Future.
Brazilian singer/songwriter unleashes a decade of music experiments in Los Angeles