The friendship between Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho is the kind of fiction. Despite an age difference greater than 30 years, the two musicians enjoyed a friendship that paralleled a remarkable collaborative musical career that produced great albums and songs. Toquniho was...Read More
It is often the mark of great men in history that their life be attached to a common name. For instance throughout history there have been many persons with the name Caesar but when you think of the word Caesar, it is almost always the legendary roman general, Julius Caesar...Read More
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Below is a special piece by the gifted writer Vance Garnett describing a time where music and culture flourished in Miami and showing the role bossa nova had in it.
“Magic City,” the Starz cable television series, has been cancelled after its second season. This strands devoted viewers with greedy hotel owner Ike Evans in free fall; Ike’s nemesis, Ben Diamond, smirking in a hospital bed; Ike’s younger son driving out of his life forever; and Ike’s beautiful young wife idling her engine, and that of her car, outside of the building where Ike’s older son watches as she contemplates going inside for what might at the time have been called “immoral purposes.”Read More
It’s that time of the year. While the North American music industry has already celebrated its biggest night of the year, the Latin community is preparing for their own. The 14th Annual Latin Grammy Award Ceremony will be held on November 21st and though there are many young acts in spotlight, it is the name of one Brazilian veteran that appears five times on the nomination ballots: Caetano Veloso.Read More