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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

Os Mutantes – Album Guide

By 19 April, 2011

For many people Os Mutantes are their entrance into Brazilian music. It was something that happened to me after hearing a cover of “Minha Menina” and wondering who had written this perfect pop tune. I then got completely... Read Article

The Best Tropicalia Albums

By 07 November, 2010

Tropicália is a style of music from Brazil, beginning in the late 60s, when a group of art students, writers and musicians, inspired by the work of modern artists such as Helio Oiticica and progressive theatre (especially Oswald... Read Article