Tag Archives: Minas Gerais
Mauricio Tizumba

Tizumba: rescuing and valuing Afro-Brazilian culture

I have planned to write about Tizumba since the first edition of Berimbaudrum. I could never get away with talking about the Music from Minas Gerais, without talking about Maurício Tizumba. When I met him during the Freshers week at Fafi-BH in 1990, we could all see that there was more to that musician. His broad smile […]

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Titane in the show Titane e o Canto das Vertentes

Titane: Spilling talent

I first met Titane during a vocal improvisation workshop at the Fundação de Educação Artística, a music school in the city of Belo Horizonte, back in the late 80s. Belo Horizonte is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. The Fundação is much more than a music school. It is a creative gathering […]

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Paulinho Pedra Azul by Ludmila Loureiro Portraitist

30 years of Independence: Paulinho Pedra Azul

One of the most famous musicians from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Paulinho Pedra Azul  is now celebrating  30 years as an independent artist.  With no back up from big record companies, Paulinho is one of those musicians blessed with the joy of getting to know all stages of producing his work. Amongst his […]

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