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Not Just Jungle: Opera in Brazil's Amazon Cup City

Friday, June 20, 2014

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.

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Five Brazilian Music Figures Missing from the World Cup Opening Ceremony

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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.

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Gig Alert: BOSSABRASIL

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Two Brazilian music icons play together for the first time in NYC at Birdland tonight. Listen to Roberto Menescal and Marcos Valle, featuring Wanda Sá, on "O Barquinho."

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The Music Of L. Ron Hubbard; Asgeir Plays Live; Soundcheck's Guide To Brazilian Music

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.

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Gig Alert: Dori Caymmi

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Brazilian composer, guitarist and vocalist Dori Caymmi plays Birdland Wednesday night. Download “Marinheiragem.”

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Spinning on Air

Spinning on Air: Spring Power!

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.

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Soundcheck: Bold Sounds From São Paulo

Monday, February 04, 2013

A look (and listen) at emerging artists from São Paulo's independent music scene, a vibrant and exciting music community inside the vast metropolis.

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Gig Alert: Mallu

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Brazilian singer-songwriter Mallu brings her sunny pop to the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday. Download her new song "Velha e Louca" ("Old and Crazy").

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Gig Alert: Curumin

Friday, June 08, 2012

Brazilian singer and multi-instrumentalist Curumin brings his funky fusion pop to the Highline Ballroom on Sunday night. Download his new single "Selvage."

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Gig Alert: Bebel Gilberto

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bebel Gilberto brings the techno-tinged vibes of lovely Brazilian bossa nova to City Winery every Wednesday in August. Download "All in One" here.

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Spinning on Air

Elomar

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Elomar is a Brazilian singer and composer born in 1937. Elomar has created a unique approach to song, drawing on folk, classical, and ancient troubadour traditions. Host David Garland presents an introduction to Elomar's music.

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Spring Power

Sunday, April 24, 2011

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. 

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