Chico Buarque

REVIEW Cartola – Nas Vozes De

By 18 March, 2016

Nas Vozes De Cartola is quite honestly a collector’s item. For a reason unknown to this critic, Cartola has not been as formally introduced to global audiences as other Brazilian singer-songwriters such as Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque or Tom Jobim.... Read Article

REVIEW Beginner’s Guide To Bossa Nova

By 19 November, 2012

Every musical genre has its standard flagbearers: for jazz it’s Miles, Coltrane, Dizzy, Duke. Rock’s got Dylan, Hendrix, Lennon, just to name a few heavy weights. I’m always wary of musical genre or stylistic compilations – how can... Read Article

Maria Rita – Elo

REVIEW Maria Rita – Elo

By 07 May, 2012

I never doubted Maria Rita’s talent, though I was always suspicious of her music. To start with, being Elis Regina’s daughter can be more challenging than helpful if you decide to follow the parent’s steps as she did!... Read Article