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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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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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