Vento festival makes Ilhabela even more of a hot spot

Ilhabela, a paradisiacal archipelago on the coast of São Paulo state, draws more tourists with each passing year. A jazz…

Céu, Rodrigo Amarante kicking off international tours

Two major names in contemporary Brazilian music, Céu and Rodrigo Amarante, are kicking off international tours over the next week or…

New music: Mahmundi’s summery debut a mix of chillwave, R&B and more

Winter is coming along in Brazil, but Mahmundi’s self-titled debut album is all about summer. Warmth, sunshine and the ocean…

Listen: Céu’s ‘Tropix’ is atmospheric, Brazilian-flavored electronica

Riding Bebel Gilberto’s coattails, Céu managed to sell over 100,000 copies of her eponymous 2005 debut in the U.S. — a…

Boogarins embarking on U.S./Canadian tour

Childhood buddies Dinho Almeida (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Benke Ferraz (solo guitar) formed Boogarins in 2012, recruited Hans Castro (drums)…

Naná Vasconcelos gets a musical farewell

He would have wanted it this way. Mourners for percussionist Naná Vasconcelos made music a centerpiece of his farewell in…

6 Brazilian bands you need to see at SXSW 2016

There are eight Brazilian bands and three solo artists performing at South by Southwest 2016. Here’s an annotated guide to…

Remembering master percussionist Naná Vasconcelos

World-renowned Brazilian percussionist Naná Vasconcelos died Wednesday in his hometown of Recife, Pernambuco. Vasconcelos had collaborations with artists such as…

New videos from Jaloo, Adriano Cintra

Remember Jaloo, whose #1 was, appropriately enough, the top pick in our list of the essential Brazilian electronica albums of…

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