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

Carimbó: Os Originais de Maracanã

By 27 October, 2011

This is a great video from Alfredo Bello’s (aka DJ Tudo) record label Mundo Melhor, which specialises in releasing field recordings of traditional Brazilian music. This particular video is of the Os Originais de Maracanã performing a carimbó... Read Article