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Brazil Club Review: Tribalistas (2002)

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/12/2017 - 11:56 am

 
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"At first, its almost as if they were playing it safe for this debut CD. Then you’re in over you head with its depth."

It’s been quite awhile since Brazil has poised a musical “supergroup.” We can think back to the 70’s with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania and Gal Costa, or perhaps Milton Nascimento’s ‘Clube da Esquinha’ projects or even more recently from the Brazilian Jazz wor ...

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Tribalistas Reunites For New Album

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/12/2017 - 11:23 am

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"It's not a Tribalistas return, because Tribalistas never left. We were always there." So begins the latest chapter for Brazil’s greatest pop musical alliance featuring Arnaldo Antunes, Marisa Monte and Carlinhos Brown, albeit with 15 years between turns of the page.
Thursday, August 10th saw the arrival of four new singles from the upcoming album to be released by Universal Brasil at the end of this month. Aliança, Diáspora, Fo ...

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The Story Behind 'Boa Sorte/Good Luck...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/11/2017 - 11:14 am

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Vanessa da Mata makes her US Concert tour debut in just a few weeks and many of her American fans can trace her musical introduction back to the song ‘Boa Sorte/Good Luck’, a bi-lingual duet with Ben Harper.
Released deep in the Brazilian winter of 2007, ‘Boa Sorte’ was a bold revelation for both da Mata and the Brazilian music scene. Streaming listeners in Brazil began to request the song for The Sounds of Brazil and we pic ...

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You Can Do This: Vanessa Da Mata Set ...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/07/2017 - 08:41 pm

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Singer Vanessa Da Mata is set to debut her first full American concert tour, visiting eight US cities in a 10-day's time this September.
Da Mata is one of the most popular and respected musical artists in Brazil today, having enjoyed a growing fan base since 2007 debut ‘Boa Sorte’ (a bilingual duet with Ben Harper) found its way onto The Sounds of Brazil’s playlist and straight into the hearts and souls of thousands of new fans.
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The Sounds of Brazil's 'Meet & Greet'...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/04/2017 - 12:35 am

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Remembering The Sounds of Brazil on WNUA 95.5 Chicago
25 year ago, it now seems that those first few weeks with WNUA were busy ones. The Sounds of Brazil’s July 25th, 1992 debut was enough of a success for the station and listeners that only a few days later, I was approached by Program Director Lee Hansen with news of an event that the station invited me to host.
“It’s a ‘meet and greet’ for Sergio Mendes and a chance to give The Sounds of Brazil ...

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You Can Do This: Shadowing The Spirit...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/03/2017 - 11:04 am

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It’s a 30-minute walk to Ipanema from the Copacabana strip; head a few blocks in from the beach to Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana (you can’t miss it) then turn left towards Arpoador. Right on Francisco Otaviano, then a short walk past Parque Garota de Ipanema to Avenida Vieira Souto, Ipanema’s beachside boulevard. You’ll pass the longtime former home of Rio’s legendary Jazzmania on the second floor of the chic an ...

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The Sounds of Brazil - How It All Beg...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/25/2017 - 04:43 pm

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A Milestone Moment for our 25th Anniversary
The Sounds of Brazil made its broadcast debut on Smooth Jazz WNUA 95.5 25 years ago today, July 25th, 1992. This week, I’m marking the occasion by recreating the original playlist from the show, song by song.
For Chicago’s Smooth Jazz fans, WNUA grew to become a defining moment in our musical lives, and when the station signed on back in the summer of 1987, I became a fan, too.
Months before, I had experienced Rio de Janeiro for ...

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The Sounds of Brazil's 25th Anniversa...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/20/2017 - 10:28 am

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Next week, Tuesday July 25th will mark The Sounds of Brazil’s official 25th Anniversary of its broadcast debut on Smooth Jazz WNUA 95.5, Chicago, when we’ll recreate that very first program from 1992. I hope you’ll plan to join me on the radio and our many streaming affiliate stations.
But six years ago this week, we were focused on another milestone event for The Sounds of Brazil: Our 1,000th weekly radio program. Compare that n ...

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Joao Gilberto Falls On Hard Times

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/06/2017 - 11:27 am

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The Father Of Bossa Nova Falls On Hard Times
Brazil’s nightly TV novelas love to reimagine history, but there’s a sad-but-true soap opera playing out in real time, involving one of Brazil’s legendary musical families. Folha de S.P. picks up the story:
Bossa nova star João Gilberto, 86, who has been facing financial difficulties, is being pressed in opposite directions by members of his family on whether or not to pay back a R$ 5 million (US$ 1.5 million) loan. ...

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Unthinkable: Carnaval Cancelled In Ri...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/23/2017 - 12:01 pm

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Could this be the scene in Rio next February?
The city’s new mayor – faced with dire financial circumstances after the Olympic circus left town 10 months ago -  is enacting budgetary cuts that could stop Carnaval in its tracks.
It is almost unthinkable, but such is Rio de Janeiro’s reality after corruption, governmental over-spending, political payoffs and a series of ill-timed decisions drained the Carioca coffers.
First ca ...

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