Unexpected duos

December 13, 2011 rescharf 4

What happens when you mix artists with very different musical backgrounds? Some are outraged, but most are smitten.

Amy Winehouse, the Girl from Ipanema

December 5, 2011 rescharf 6

The posthumous album by Amy Winehouse, the Brit enfant terrible/singer recently deceased, was released today. It includes her version for the Bossa Nova classic “Garota de Ipanema”, performed in Miami in 2002, when she was 18.

Luar do Sertão marathon

October 24, 2011 rescharf 0

Luar do Sertão, one of the anthems of the Northeast of the country, was written by Catulo da Paixão Cearense and João Pernambuco  – whose origins […]

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Gorgeous Maracatu

October 4, 2011 rescharf 0

Maracatu is one of the best examples of fusion of Portuguese, African and Native Brazilian traditions. It is, basically, a street procession of a king, […]