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Prince At Rock In Rio

30 years on, we look back at Prince’s only visit to South America. Prince at Rock In Rio: His purple reign took up three of...

Djavan Breaks With Tradition

He was nominated for four Latin Grammy Awards in 2016, including album and record of the year. That’s when it happened. Djavan breaks with tradition...

Rewind: Is There A World Cup Rebound in Brazil’s Future?

We look back at Brazil's (mis)fortunes duirng the 2016 Summer games for an answer to the question that's on everybody's lips: Is there a World...

Fall’s Top Brazilian Tunes For 2015

From Rio to New York and beyond, Fall's top Brazilian tunes for 2015 helped us through the world's hottest summer ever. ‘Nao e Um Bolero’  (It's...

Rewind: Brazil’s Latin Grammy Nominees 2015

Brazil’s nominees for the 2015 Latin Grammy awards held a few musical surprises... plus a few head scratchers, too. It was good to see MPB...

Canecao: Remembering Rio’s Legendary Concert Hall

Like most world-class cities, Rio de Janeiro is always busy: there is activity everywhere: New construction, updates and improvements. What was old is becoming...

Looking Back: Brazil Shines At 2013 Latin Grammys

This exclusive report on Brazil at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards was first published on November 22, 2013. Maria Rita’s US Concert Tour for 2014 got...

Tropicalia at 50: Mingling Music & Myth

Tropicalia (aka Tropicália or Tropicálismo) is undeniably one of the most misunderstood and misidentified forms of Brazilian pop music. Much of the confusion comes...

Every Important Thing That Happened In Brazil In 1958

By all accounts, it was an amazing year. The country’s young, idealistic President was all about ‘change’ and making a break from the past....