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May’s Brazilian Music Birthdays

Explore our list of birthdays in May for Brazil's music makers. May’s Brazilian music birthdays include a pair of Superstars, a trio of Bossa Nova...

Rosa Passos’s Giant Step

After a dozen years of stops and starts, guest recordings, and her own solo albums, the spotlight finally found Rosa Passos. Rosa Passos's giant step...
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Live: Gregg Karukas Plays Travessia From Serenata

Travessia, the first of several live videos from Serenata makes its debut. Live: Gregg Karukas Plays Travessia from his album Serenata One of pianist Gregg Karukas’s...

Chicago’s Greatest Brazilian Jazz Concert

For those of us who were there, it’s hard to believe that Chicago’s greatest Brazilian Jazz concert of all time occurred 27 years ago....

Remembering Oscar Castro-Neves

Remembering Oscar Castro-Neves is a saudade moment which transcends the boundaries of language and time. This story was originally published on September 28th, 2013. Remembering...

Italy’s Godfather of Bossa Nova, Ennio Morricone

Italy’s Godfather of Bossa Nova? That would be soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, whose life in music ignited a Bossa Nova revolution. By Scott Adams Famed Italian...

The Feminine Mystique Of Brazilian Song

Point of View Take a quick peek at any of our streaming channels and you'll see songs from Rio's Marcela Biasi, New York's Bebel Gilberto,...