Brazilian Song of the Day: Gaby Amarantos

I’m going with more tecnobrega today. Funk carioca is great, but it can wait. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Banda Uó

I promised funk carioca until Christmas. I’m reneging because I’ve discovered a fantastic new style of Brazilian music, tecnobrega. Tecnobrega (“cheesy techno”) is all about remixing ’80s sounds. It’s aptly named—big, brash, and unapologetically cheesy. I might get back to funk tomorrow. Or I might seek out some more tecnobrega. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Deize Tigrona

If we’re going to be honest—I know, why?—we’ll have to admit this week of #BSotD hasn’t got off to a good start this week. Or any sort of start at all. There are reasons, but we’re not going to be that honest. Instead, we’re going to get back on track with an exciting bit of Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: Ana Moura “Ouvi Dizer Que Me Esqueceste”

Wow. So beautiful. How is anyone be articulate while listening to this? Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Ana Moura “A Case of You”

At the start of this project, I threatened to pepper in Portuguese language music from outside of Brazil. So far, only Zéca di Nha Reinalda from Cabo Verde has made it in. But it’s time for some fado and my favorite fadista is Ana Moura. Making up for my too-busy-to-post absence yesterday, I’m giving you her Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: Zeca Baler e Chico Cesar

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Brazilian Song of the Day: Elba Ramalho

Working with my new editor has made it hard to find the time to write good posts, so the #BSotD project has been suffering. For those of you who look for new tunes here, my apologies. Unfortunately, for the last month of the project, this is likely to be an almost permanent change. To make Continue Reading →

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