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Hendrik Meurkens: The Brazilian Sounds of a Carioca from Germany

Harmonica player, vibraphonist and composer Hendrik Meurkens may have been born in Germany, but ...

MPB, Brazilian Popular Music

How Music Has Brought Blacks Back to the Brazilian Melting Cauldron

Since the second half of the 20th century, global or ‘World’ music has become ...

Sambody: Brazil’s Samba Invades the Academy

“Why should you have a booty if you’re not gonna shake your booty?” Edilson ...

Brazil’s Carnaval: a Primer

Carnival is Rio’s main event. It happens at the peak of summer, when Cariocas ...

Gangsta Rap’s Forefather Dies in Brazil

Brazilian singer and musician Bezerra da Silva, known for his songs glorifying Rio de ...

Brazilian Duo Teach Al Jazira How to Samba

Brazilian samba has reached football stadiums in the United Arab Emirates. Musicians Edmilson Benedito ...