Happy Birthday Torcuato Mariano

Samba Saturday: One of our favorite Brazilian guitarists turns 55 today.  Press ‘Play’, and leave a birthday wish for Torcuato Mariano!

Happy Birthday Leo Gandelman

Here's the popular sax star with a song from his 'Black Pearls' album.

Happy Birthday to Rosalia de Souza

Born on the 4th of July! It's singer Rosalia de Souza's birthday. Here's one of our favotie songs from the Carioca singer:

Roberto Menescal’s Salad Dressing

Rio's Bossa Nova legend was in front of the cameras over the weekend, at Village Porto de Galinhas just south of far northeastermn city...

Firemen, João Gilberto and Columbia University

Anyone who’s closely followed João Gilberto’s career over the decades knows of his proclivity for unpredictable behavior. Stories abound, passing from fact to legend....

New Ink Brings A Fan Story For Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins has seen it all as a Brazilian musical icon: the dawn of a new democracy, the vanguard of MPB’s best years plus...

Rewind: Prince At Rock In Rio

It was mid-January, 1991 and word spread quickly through a grassroots movement of fans rushing from across the continent to see Prince at Rock...