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Umbria Jazz 2015: 10 Days of Music, Wine and Dance

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.30.2016 | Entertainment
Yavuz Baydar

Ever since 1978, each time I returned to my most beloved jazz festival, I left with with visions and sounds that are easy to remember.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million f...

HuffPost Review: Michael Jackson's Vision, Plus A Conversation With Brazilian Sensation Bebel Gilberto

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This 35-track, triple disc DVD collection is such an important and significant pop-culture package that it might scare your unsuspecting holiday recipient into thinking you're saying something more than merely Happy Whatever.

Angelique Kidjo and "The Sound of the Drum"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Beninoise singer Angelique Kidjo has had a spectacular year. In April she released her newest album, OYO, where she revisited the music that inspired ...

FILM: Is Brazilian Film The Future?

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

This year's Premiere Brazil film festival hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the Rio Film Festival produced a line up of films that can best be described as the art of social activism.

Countdown to Carnaval... Madonna Does the Supersize Samba

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Ehrmann

Tall and tan and young and lovely is getting harder to find because Brazil is adopting American-style bad eating habits that are driving teletubby statistics off the charts.

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.