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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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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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Criolo dazzles the audience at Womad 2015

Following the pouring rain on Friday, a brief spell of bright sunshine greeted the afternoon at WOMAD UK 2015. The moment could not have been better for Criolo’s gig. From the Open Air Stage, he started singing to a small gathering, but it did not take long for his uplifting beat to attract a much […]

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