Secrets of the Rio Negro by Stan Davis

By 02 March, 2015

Stan Davis’ Secrets of the Rio Negro is a boy’s own paper piece of adventure fiction. Slash and Burn The preamble is straightforward and cursory. The hero, Martin Lockwood, recounts his somewhat spare childhood. His mother is almost... Read Article

REVIEW Dona Onete – Feitiço Caboclo

By 16 December, 2014

To introduce her by saying that Dona Onete is a 73-year-old singer who has just released her début album, doesn’t quite do justice to an artist “entrapped” for decades in the body of a history professor and the... Read Article

REVIEW Mestre Cupijó e Seu Ritmo – Siriá

By 31 March, 2014

If you were to listen to some instrumental tracks from this compilation without reading any reviews about it, including this one, and without any knowledge whatsoever about Mestre Cupijó (bandleader and composer) you might just think this music... Read Article

In the Footsteps of Orellana and Carvajal

By 03 December, 2013

When Gaspar de Carvajal, the Dominican friar, chronicled the voyage of Francisco de Orellana (1541-1542) down the Rio Napo and into the Marañon and thence to the Amazon in Relación*, his account was lodged in the Archivo de... Read Article