Dança by J. Carlos
The puzzling origins of “Nova Ilusão”
When two musicians team up to compose a song,
who writes the lyrics?
8 September 2014
The corporate lyricist
Mangione stands in for Vinicius de Moraes. Why?
29 June 2010
That sea song
How many tunes are the offspring of O Mar?
18 February 2010
The history of a legendary musical group.
by Jorge Mello, 7 August 2007
Gastão Bueno Lobo
The man who introduced the banjo to Brazil.
by Jorge Mello, 18 July 2007
A Culpa é do Walt
Como Ernesto Nazareth foi parar
num desenho do Pato Donald.
5 Maio 2004; tradução: 9 Março 2007
The last king of carnaval is gone
Braguinha is dead at 99.
24 December 2006
One can always dream
Unraveling the Gnattali-Barbieri mystery.
23 December 2006
What F. Scott Fitzgerald knew about maxixe
A young novelist looks back on a dance fad.
28 February 2006
Launching Arys songs in the USA
Before Walt, there were Carmen,
André, and Eddy.
24 May 2005
Ary Barroso in Argentina
An unknown disc surfaces in Buenos Aires.
Might there be more?
8 April 2005
Blame it on Walt
How Ernesto Nazareth landed
in a Donald Duck cartoon.
5 May 2004
Happy Birthday, Lalá
Lamartine Babo to the rescue of MPB.
10 January 2004
The globetrotting Romeu Silva
The saxophonist and his band in France.
17 November 2003
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Ary Barroso in Poços de Caldas.
7 November 2003
Ary Barrosos unknown album
The composers first LP
went unnoticed for 50 years.
22 July 2003
Emperor of the ephemeral
Haroldo Lobo, the king of alegria,
is now best known for Tristeza.
18 April 2003 Haroldo Lobo song lyrics
The herbal bath
How the young Ary Barroso
found fame and fortune.
17 March 2003
Untangling the web of Bambo do Bambu
An embolada with nine lives.
29 January 2003
The political side of Ary Barroso
Chamberlain, Hitler, Carmen,
and the mixed salad.
6 August 2002
Zé Espinguela revealed
In her downloadable monograph
Villa-Lobos, Sôdade do Cordão,
Ermelinda A. Paz sheds new light
on a little-known episode
of the Rio carnaval.
28 March 2002
The convoluted history of Linda Flor
The first samba-canção had
four sets of lyrics, five titles,
and six listed authors.
Which version came first?
27 March 2002
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