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Brazil mourns the loss of Elza Soares

With a career that spanned nearly 70 years and 34 albums, Brazil's beloved singer and activist passed away peacefully at the age of 91 by Brian Mier In 1953, a young woman appeared...

São Paulo artist NegoVila shot dead by off-duty Police

Beco de Batman, the São Paulo alley that is world famous for its graffiti art, has been painted completely black in mourning over the police murder of popular local artist and...

Bossa Nova, Modernity and Empire

By Daniel Hunt. João Gilberto, who along with Antônio Carlos Jobim is considered the father of Bossa Nova, died on Saturday 6th July 2019, sixty years on from the release of his...

João Gilberto, Bossa Nova pioneer, has died

João Gilberto, native of Bahia and pioneer of Bossa Nova, which put Brazilian popular music on record players in homes across the planet during the 1960s, has died aged 88 in...

Akira S e as Garotas Que Erraram: Tropical Art Punk from the Girls Who Fucked Up

Acclaimed music theorist and renowned author, Simon Reynolds pointed out in his article on the subject in The Village Voice, that the constant mining of Post-Punk during the noughties left slim...

Musica Caipira: From The Backwoods To The Rodeo

By Andrew Cumming. Rio has Baile funk, Salvador has Axé, Belem and the Amazon have Brega, but what does the vast interior of Brazil have? That huge expanse of outback that takes...

An interview with Carlos Latuff

Carlos Latuff is one of the World's most famous political cartoonists. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1968, he published his first political cartoon in a Longshoremen's Union newspaper in 1989...

Kobra

Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra’s street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colourful sights that pay...

Portinari – A Portrait of Populism

In 1947, the Brazilian artist Candido Portinari gave a talk at the Centro de Estudiantes de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires called ‘The social meaning of art.’ The environment was relaxed, with...

Reclaiming the Jungle

A new film 'O que e Nosso - Reclaiming the Jungle" (Jezmo Clode, Murilo Yamanaka, Allyson Alapont), takes on documenting a unique amorphous movement, still a long way from fully understood, which...

Lina Bo Bardi – 100 Years

Lina Bo Bardi is revered in Brasil as one of the country's greatest architects and December sees the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her work and ideas even transcend the shadow...

Inside 31st Bienal de São Paulo

This week the São Paulo Bienal Pavilion opens its doors to another edition of one of the largest art exhibitions in the country, and one of the most important in the...
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