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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...

Command Performance: Alexandra Jackson Sings ‘Palco’

The Place: Rio de Janerio. The Occasion: A fourth of July event to honor outgoing U.S. Consulate General, James “Jimmy” Story. Alexandra Jackson sings...

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,...

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars: The Story Behind Alexandra Jackson’s Musical Mashup

“Quiet nights of quiet stars, quiet chords from my guitar, floating on the silence that surrounds us…” The English lyrics to this Bossa Nova...

10 Questions with Alexandra Jackson

Having a Brazilian jazz album that ranks top twenty with music charts worldwide is rare. Having a top-charting Brazilian Jazz album that features Ivan...

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...

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...

New Ink Brings A Fan Story For Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins has seen it all as a Brazilian musical icon: the dawn of a new democracy, the vanguard of MPB’s best years plus...