Music

For a Time, Brazil’s Samba Was a Weapon Against the Dictatorship

As the world gets into the Carnaval spirit, we look at how Brazilian music ...

There Stood Brazil’s Bibi Ferreira, 94, in Fabulous Form, on Broadway

On June 1, 1922, when Bibi Ferreira let out her first wail as the ...

Recife’s Teatro de Santa Isabel Fans Festival Fervor

One of the most noteworthy examples of neoclassical architecture in Brazil, the Teatro de ...

Brazil’s Antonio Adolfo: Bridging Traditions

Jazz hagiography abounds with tales of unknown talent, many of the stories probably apocryphal, ...

I Had To Leave Brazil in Order To Appreciate Its Music Again

When I relocated to New York from Brazil, I must confess that I wasn’t ...

Ten Delightful Music Wizards from Brazil for Those Already Graduated in Bossa Nova

If you’ve had your share of Bossa Nova, if you feel that you already ...

I’m Glad to Report I Got the Brazilian Music Bug

I must confess that almost a decade ago when I moved to New York, ...

Three Singers, Two Continents, One Love for Brazilian Culture

Pretend you’re about to take an essay exam and are getting ready to answer ...

The Sound of Moacir Santos: Brazilian Black Gold Rediscovered

It’s taken far too long for musicians – and through them, the world’s audiences ...

Brazil’s Mysterious Traveler

Pianist and composer Weber Iago, an important albeit insufficiently recognized figure, is somewhat of ...