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Brazil’s Maúcha Adnet: The Jobim Alumna Sings the Global Stage

There are many musicians who cite late maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim as an influence ...

Lula Reminds Brazil’s Armed Forces Have no Saying in Selection of Defense Minister

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, came out in full support of ...

Brazilian President’s Harsh Demeanor Draws Public Criticism from a Minister

Once again the administration of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s, only six-month old, is under ...

Vinicius and Jobim Back in Fashion with Orfeu’s Revival in Brazil

Number of performers: 16-18 actor/singers (all black). Number of stage musicians: seven (on guitar, ...

Ricardo Cravo Albin's book on MPB

Brazilian Popular Music, a Bird of a Thousand Voices

A few months ago while performing in the New York area, I encountered an ...

Mickey Gets a Brazilian Voice

Brazilian music has influenced many musicians and has won fans worldwide, specially the bossa-nova ...

The Flogging and Crucifixion of Jobim in Brazil

December 8, ten years ago, exactly fourteen years after John Lennon’s assassination, Antonio Carlos ...

Reviewing Bossa Nova’s Greatest Unreleased Disc

“What disc?” I can hear you asking in indignation. True enough, there is no ...

Girl from Ipanema Revisited

We were 2 years into the project of re-translating some classic bossa nova tunes ...