Indigenous groups in Brazil are calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for genocide and ecocide. The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples from Brazil (APIB) filed a statement with the ICC accusing the Bolsonaro... Read Article
The Amazon has long done its part to balance the global carbon budget, but a new study has revealed it is now emitting more carbon than it captures.
Fans of the admirable Analog Africa label may have already investigated album no. 16 in their catalogue: alto saxophonist and bandleader Mestre Cupijó’s Siriá, named after the Amazonian music, rhythms and dance of his native northern Brazil that... Read Article
Dona Onete’s latest video “Festa do Tubarão” (Shark Party), promises a rebujo in the music of Pará, a state in the Brazilian Amazon. Rebujo is slang to describe the currents that bring up nutrients from the river bottom.... Read Article
REVIEW Dona Onete – Feitiço Caboclo
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
On 31st March, Analog Africa will release Siriá, a compilation of music by the little-known Brazilian musician Mestre Cupijó featuring songs from between 1975 and 1982. To be honest, we know very little of this musician or his... Read Article
The Beautiful Gamers – Review of Larry Rohter’s Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed
Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed is written by Larry Rohter, former Rio de Janeiro bureau chief for the New York Times and Newsweek. It charts Brazil’s rise – from colonialism, steamy obscurity and... Read Article
The Crying Forest is a documentary about Ze Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, an Amazon rainforest activist, and his wife, who were gunned down in the Brazilian Amazon on May 24th 2011.