Betto Arcos appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Tunisian oud player's latest album, Souvenance, is his response to the Arab Spring after years of reflection. Betto Arcos has his story.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Born in Cuba in the late 1800s, danzón had couples gliding in a kind of formal square dance a century later.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
When record producer Ian Brennan met the Malawi Mouse Boys, they were selling mice as roadside snacks and singing together in church. Now, they've released two albums and toured the U.S.
Friday, October 10, 2014
The California theater company was born on the picket lines of the United Farm Workers Movement; its mission is to dramatize the struggles of everyday people and bring the stories to a wider audience.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, a former doctor, is known as a literate and introspective musician. But then he wondered how his brainy musings would translate to music for the body.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
"The song has to have a story that I believe in and I can make my own," says Silvia Perez Cruz, who can sing in seven languages. The intimate and fierce Granada is an album for voice and guitar.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
A samba can be fast or slow; it can propel a parade or insinuate sensuality behind a song. When dancers hit the street for parades during Carnival, their sambas tell stories, like a moving opera.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
António Zambujo sings fado, the style of music often called Portugal's blues — but his work owes more to João Gilberto and Chet Baker than to his contemporaries in the genre.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
A master of the Brazilian version of the mandolin, Hamilton de Holanda is determined to show the world what the instrument can do — and he's found friends in disparate musical worlds who are helping him prove is point.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The singer's latest release marks the first time she's been able to produce an album herself. Blending interpretations of jazz classics and Latin American ballads with original compositions, the record mirrors her journey to this new stage in her career.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Violeta Parra has been called mother of the Latin American folk movement, and her work as a visual artist has been shown at the Louvre. The Chilean icon, who committed suicide at 49, is the subject of a new film.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Classically trained Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf has played with everyone from Sting to Salif Keita. While most trumpets have three valves, his has four, allowing him to play the quarter-tones that characterize Middle Eastern music and the "blue notes" of jazz.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Poetry and other art forms have been integral to the "Peace with Justice and Dignity" movement. Poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was murdered by members of a drug cartel, says the poet has a moral responsibility to tell these stories.