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REVIEW Dona Onete – Rebujo

By 05 July, 2019

After Jambú, Analog Africa’s recent compilation of indigenous music from northern Brazil, the grande dame of the region has joined the “party, party, party of our popular culture”. Hailing from the ‘Caribbean port’ of Belém, near where the... Read Article

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

Belém da Bahia: Axé Melody Mixtape

MIXTAPE Belém da Bahia: Axé Melody Mixtape

By 07 October, 2011

A great mixtape of new music for you today courtesy of our good friends at the SoundGoods blog (which is well worth checking out if you’re not already familiar). This is a 9-track mixtape highlighting some of the... Read Article