In Bala Desejo’s SIM SIM SIM I hear a lack of self-awareness and embarrassing naiveté that only the wellborn can afford to experience.
When not directly attacking Brazil’s dangerous Bolsonaro administration, drag queen Pabllo Vittar is changing the world one shaking bootie at a time.
Inspired by hippie culture, psychedelic art, brega music, and Latin cultures, Luísa e os Alquimistas’ act is a complicated and brilliant promise of Brazilian pop.
Award-winning Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante talks with PopMatters about diversifying Latin sounds and ringing the political alarm in Brazil.
Marisa Monte’s first album in ten years is almost escapist in how its positivity and romance distance from Brazil’s current situation.
Seventeen years after its release, Jonh Cabano’s classic of Brazilian guitarrada paraense is finally available to stream. Hear “Guitarrada Amazônica” now.
Pabllo Vittar’s Batidão Tropical comes at a moment when Brazilian Northeast culture is on the rise but she’s taking Brega music to the next level.
On multilingual Tempo, the cosmopolitan experiences of Dominique Pinto’s life thus far come together in musings on the depths of time.