Rebecca Alper


Posts by Rebecca Alper:

Mestre Ferrugem – Ferrugem

REVIEW Mestre Ferrugem – Ferrugem

By 16 March, 2012

I’ve never been to Recife or to its neighbouring city, Olinda, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, but if a holiday spent in these cities had a soundtrack, I imagine the music would come straight from Ferrugem, Mestre... Read Article

REVIEW Brothers of Brazil

By 26 February, 2012

Supla and João Suplicy have been touring in Europe and the U.S. as Brothers of Brazil since 2007 when they merged their previously independent music careers. Between 2008 and 2010, the duo also hosted a popular Brazilian television program. Still, it wasn’t until 2011 that... Read Article

Brazilian Singer Wando Dies at 66

Brazilian Singer Wando Dies at 66

By 08 February, 2012

Wanderley Alves dos Reis, known to all of his fans as Wando, died early this morning of cardiac arrest in a hospital outside Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Since January 27, Wando had been undergoing medical treatment for blocked arteries. Wando... Read Article

Putumayo World Music – Brazilian Beat

REVIEW Putumayo World Music – Brazilian Beat

By 29 January, 2012

World music label Putumayo has a noble but tricky mission. It aims “to introduce new global music to broad audiences” with ethnic-themed aggregations. This objective is challenging from a business standpoint. Any good introduction to a new music... Read Article

Diogo Nogueira Returns to New York City

Diogo Nogueira Returns to New York City

By 04 January, 2012

Diogo Nogueira is the freshest face in a long lineage of samba. The son of samba composer João Nogueira, Diogo grew up at the rodas, the music circles that characterize samba Carioca and a tradition Diogo carries on today in Brazil... Read Article