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Amazing: Lenine and Selma do Coco

February 25, 2013

Unlike forró, xaxado and baião, coco is a lessen known rhythm born in the Northeast of Brazil. During popular festivals, …

Rare Amazon and Northern folk music from the 30s

January 4, 2013

Poet and novelist Mário de Andrade is normally associated with the avant-garde Modernist movement that flourished in Brazil in the …

Worst drought in 50 years in the Northeast of Brazil

November 11, 2012

Caatinga, the very arid landscape in the Brazilian Northeast inland, is known for its harsh, dry environment. Now, what was …

The best music of Paraíba

October 29, 2012 2 Comments

The tiny Northeastern state of Paraíba produces a disproportionate amount of brilliant composers and singers with very strong local roots …

Seven versions of xaxado “Mulher Rendeira”

October 22, 2012 One Comment

“Mulher Rendeira” (Lacemaker girl) is a classic xaxado, a typical rhythm of the Northeastern outback, that has been seen everywhere …

Bule-Bule, king of repente and cordel

March 19, 2012

You probably never heard of Antônio Ribeiro da Conceição, a.k.a. Bule-Bule, multi-talented star of the outback (sertão) of Bahia that …