Betto Arcos appears in the following:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Salón Los Angeles is the oldest dance hall in Mexico City. The classic 1930s ballroom is located in a working-class neighborhood near downtown, and every week, it sees dozens of well-dressed couples of all ages moving to an orchestra of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, clarinets and percussion instruments.
The music ...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Malawi is a small, landlocked country in southeast Africa, one of the continent's least developed, the population mostly rural and agricultural. But over the past two years, some of its music has begun to reach the wider world, thanks in part to the efforts of Ian Brennan.
Three years ago, ...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Saturday, June 07, 2014
For Spanish singer Silvia Perez Cruz, stories are everything.
"Style is not what matters to me, but the result," she says through a translator. "The song has to have a story that I believe in and I can make my own. I think I have that influence from my mother. ...
Saturday, March 01, 2014
It's a Saturday night at the Mangueira Samba School in Rio de Janeiro, where students are getting ready for Carnival. Millions of people will be dancing to the rhythms of Brazil's most popular music: samba.
Osvaldo Martins, one of the school's organizers, has put together a competition for the best ...
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Portuguese-born António Zambujo sings fado, the style of music often called Portugal's blues. For decades, the genre's mournful songs have been associated with female singers — from the late Amália Rodrigues, whose role in popularizing the genre worldwide earned her the nickname "Queen of Fado," to current superstar Mariza. But ...
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Alfredo Viana was one of the superstars of the Brazilian musical style known as choro. The flautist and saxophonist, better known by the nickname Pixinguinha, pushed the boundaries of choro by incorporating jazz and ragtime into his compositions.
Hamilton de Hollanda explores that connection on the new album Mundo de ...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Spanish singer Buika is at a new stage in her career. She just published her second book of poetry and she's currently producing her first film, based on a tale from that book. She also has a new album, La Noche Más Larga — "The Longest Night" -- ...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
In a scene from the film Violeta Went to Heaven, the Chilean singer Violeta Parra (played by Francisca Gavilán) walks through the countryside with her son Angel in search of a woman whose songs she wants to learn and record. Her son asks her, "What if we can't find this ...
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valve trumpet — most just have three. The extra valve, attached to the button a trumpeter pushes down, allows the Lebanese musician to play quarter-tones — the notes between notes that characterize Arabic "makams."
"The makams are scales and modes with quarter-tones and three quarter-tones intervals," ...