Friday, June 20, 2014
By Jenny barchfield : Associated Press
With Manaus playing host to four World Cup matches, the Belle Epoque gem is a must-see for the foreigners who flooded in for the tournament.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
By Amanda Angel
On June 12, the 2014 World Cup will kick off with an opening ceremony featuring several global pop acts. But no Brazilian classical music has been announced. Here are five suggestions.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
In this episode: Many know science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard as the founder and main proponent of the Church of Scientology. Fewer know of his musical career. Nathan Rabin -- who wrote about L. “Rock” Hubbard for Slate recently -- talks about the idiosyncratic musical offerings from the enigmatic icon.
Then: Icelandic songwriter Ásgeir's album, In the Silence, drew raves in his native country and the U.K. -- becoming the best-selling debut in Iceland. Hear the the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist perform songs from the the English-language version of the record, in the Soundcheck studio.
And: In the run-up to the World Cup, Soundcheck will be exploring the myriad musical sounds coming out of Brazil. Today, WNYC contributor and producer Marlon Bishop shares the sounds of an exciting new scene emerging north of the Amazon, influenced as much by Caribbean rhythms as it is by the urban sounds of Rio and Sao Paolo.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Music with rhythmic and melodic power; music for bursting forth after a long, snowy winter. David Garland presents music from warm places like Brazil, New Orleans, India, and...Brooklyn; music vibrating with a pulse that comes from Africa.