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Celestial Sirens

From Courtesans to Cloistered Nuns: The Secret Music of the Celestial Sirens

During the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe, the women musicians were either courtiers, courtesans, actresses or cloistered nuns. For 20 years, Deborah Roberts and Laurie Strass have been researching and interpreting the musical work done by these early modern women, through the project Musica Secreta (Secret Music). In 2002, they formed the  “Celestial Sirens”, […]

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Unpredictable weather with the band “Previsão do Tempo”

One of the joys of writing about independent music is to find bands that are not following any of the industry’s old formulas. They are there together doing music for the sake of doing music and that’s their motivation. Invariably, their work is full of originality. One of these bands is the ” Previsão do Tempo”, […]

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Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento on his long overdue show at Ronnie Scott’s

Milton Nascimento opened the year of 2013 in London, with a show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. With an already busy schedule, it was not possible to get a face to face interview with him before the show. Nevertheless, I managed to say “hi” and personally thank him for an email interview done a few […]

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