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One Track Mind: Teresa Cristina’s Cartola Connection

Sometimes you find a perfect pairing of singer and songwriter. Teresa Cristina, who has been singing in Brazil for years, now seems at a...

Teresa Cristina Is Rio’s New Voice Of Samba

You may not be familiar with her, but in her home town of Rio de Janerio, she’s already something of a musical legend, for...

Gal Costa Launches New Single, ‘Palavras No Corpo’

Reinvention has always been the calling card for Gal Costa. From cutting her teeth on Tropicália, through her Rock Goddess 70’s and on to...

The Day Marisa Monte Said Goodbye

If you hadn't noticed, the music biz is changing. That's Big Time true in Brazil, too where music makers can point to a single...

How Sabrina Malheiros Got Her Start

Recently, the Carioca singer and songwriter reached a career milestone, so the daughter of Azymuth's Alex Malheiros took a moment to reflect on her...

One-Track Mind: “My Only Passion’ by Marcos Ariel

In Brazilian jazz cirlces, 'My Only Passion' has defied age to become a legendary album, shaped from the influences of American jazz and Brazilian...

One-Track Mind: ‘Choros & Alegria’ by Moacir Santos

It almost seemed that clarinetist, saxophonist and singer Moacir Santos was older that the hills of the Brazilian northeast that he came from, but...

One-Track Mind: ‘The Crossing’ by Deodato

Where does one start with Deodato? That’s a difficult question, considering that the talented Brazilian is now well into his fifth decade as a...

One-Track Mind: Djavan’s ‘Rua Dos Amores’

It's no secret that when Djavan left his longtime label partner Sony Brasil for greener pastures, he had artistic vision on his mind. he...

One-Track Mind: Toco’s Outro Lugar

Beautiful Bossas and svelte Sambas form the basis for Toco's Outro Lugar, his 2007 sophomore follow up to Instalação do Samba. The sessions were recorded in...