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When Djavan Broke With Tradition At The Latin Grammys

The popular Brazilian superstar sailed into uncharted waters for the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards, nominated in four categories, including album and record of the...

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...

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...

Rewind: Summer’s Top Ten New Brazilian Tunes For 2015

‘Nao e Um Bolero’  (It's Not A Bolero) by Djavan We lead off Summer's Top Ten New Brazilian Tunes for 2015 with Djavan. Call it a...

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....

The Story Behind Jobim’s Favorite Album

When is a re-release not a re-release? When the re-release in question is the first public issue of a beautiful Jobim recording captured at...