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Basia Nova Butterflies

Basia Nova? 2018 has given us a new album plus an all-too-infrequent US concert tour from one of our favorite pop icons, Basia. More...

Alexandra Jackson On The Sounds of Brazil

Sunday, October 14th will be a special one for fans of The Sounds of Brazil on our Chicago radio affiliate Listener Supported 90.9 FM...

Easy Açaí Recipes From Alexandra Jackson’s Kitchen

After reading Alexandra Jackson’s stories on why Açaí Is Brazil’s Superfruit, its only natural that you’d want to try it for yourself.  So our...

Catching Up With Alexia Bomtempo

by Sean Chaffin Listeners of Alexia Bomtempo’s 2017 album Chasing Storms and Stars will notice something a bit different. It’s a bit of Bossa Nova...

One Track Mind: The Best of Rosa Passos

The Best of Rosa Passos is an exquisitely sequenced collection that does an almost perfect job in sketching the 'early days' of her career: ...

Four Favorite Songs For Gal Costa’s Birthday

It's Gal Costa's birthday and if you’re a fan then you have something in common with our Connectbrazil Celebrity Contributor, Alexandra Jackson. In fact,...

Marisa Monte: 10 Top Songs And Stories About Brazil’s MPB star

July 1st is Marisa Monte's birthday, so here are 10 top videos married to a likewise number of surprising stories. From her meteoric start...

From Italy To Bossa With Love

Say the words "Bossa Nova" and most of us with think 'Brazil', or even better, 'Rio de Janeiro', or better yet, 'Ipanema'. But today,...

The Story Behind Vanessa da Mata and Ben Harper’s Hit Song

Vanessa da Mata made her US Concert tour debut in 2017 and many of her American fans can trace her musical introduction back to...

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...