On the group's grittiest album to date, Da Cruz fights local and global injustice with drums that never quit.
15 Jan 2018
Preta's chancy way with a honeyed melody and the sensual pulse of Afro-Brazilian rhythms calls to mind the vibrant colours of his São Paulo’s coastal ridges; beautiful and exhilarating all at once.
02 Oct 2017
PopMatters has the exclusive stream of the Mark E remix of the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra's "Dead Dance", a tune tied to one of the most important developments in Brazilian disco music.
09 Jun 2014
Yes, Brazil has lovely beaches, an incomparably rich musical heritage, and an attractive populace. It also has a particularly shameful past as the foundation of the most extensive forced migration in human history.
11 Apr 2012
After making a name for himself starring as a cop in the gritty Elite Squad films, Brazilian star Wagner Moura is on the other side of the law as a con man in VIPs.
01 Apr 2012
"New" remasters offer little to Simon obsessives, but highlight a narrative of disconnection in his '80s work.
12 Jan 2012
Christine Love captures the impulsive, shortsighted character of adolescence phenomenally well here, including the reproduction of all the expectations and sex-obsessed attitudes our mass media have thrust upon these kids.
06 Jun 2011
Oliver Stone has chosen to channel his 'radical' political leanings into his documentaries, and this film would seem to bear that out.
01 Mar 2011
TED Fellow Juliana Machado Ferreira's work focuses on bringing the latest advances in forensic science to bear against “crimes against nature. Her bete noir—and the driving factor behind her research—is the illegal wildlife trade that removes hundreds of thousands of animals, primarily birds, from Brazil’s ecosystem every year.
10 Nov 2010
Culture is our Weapon: Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio de Janeiro by Patrick Neate and Damian
In the unforgiving favelas of Rio de Janeiro, there is hope on hand in the form of AfroReggae, an organisation that is part NGO, part band.
23 Mar 2010
The album's personality sits somewhere between Angolan lament and the more extroverted intervention of the Brazilians.
30 Sep 2009
This album, its mouthful of a title borrowed from Pablo Neruda, is a compilation of indie pop tracks from South and Central America.
18 Nov 2007
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As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
20 Jun 2007
Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark chats with PopMatters about music, keeping his cool, and Brazilian cooking.
12 Jun 2007
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
28 May 2007
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