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Zeca Pagodinho Live in London

Zeca Pagodinho, the charismatic Sambista, who headlined the Rio Olympics opening ceremony (alongside Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso), is coming to London this Tuesday, 29 November. His concert, in Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, coincides with the celebrations of 100 years of samba. Zeca started his career as a child in the 1970s and became a regular […]

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Brazil: Music and Politics

How to party when there is a climate of sadness? It was with this question in mind that I arrived at the festivities of Brazil Day, in London, on the 10th of September. What were we really celebrating in a moment when basic rights are been taken away from Brazilians by an illegitimate government? When crooks have […]

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Mardi Grass, New Orleans 2015 photo by Dylan Garcia

NOLA: The Roots of Music: Part One

Every place has a distinctive feel. This sensation is the strongest during the first few minutes of arriving there. Perhaps everything gets intensified after spending so many hours in an air tight cabin. In New Orleans, the first sensation I felt was the unusual soft sound of something that was just like big raindrops falling […]

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