It is often silly to invoke the name of a legend to describe an artist, but in the case of Mariza, it's correct. Fado is the Portuguese Music of Saudade Portuguese sailors launched the Age of Discovery which conquered the world for the Europeans. Fado is their music. It's the music of "Saudade," that untranslatable longing for a loved one who is far away. It's a … [Read more...] about Mariza
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Tom Zé was an intimate part of the Tropicália movement in 1968 Brazil with legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes and others. They got famous, but Zé disappeared until David Byrne (Talking Heads) rediscovered Zé in the early 1990s for Byrne's world music label Luaka Bop. Zé takes Brazilian creativity to another level with unusual instrumentation, melodies, and … [Read more...] about Tropicália legend Tom Zé brings Brazilian Bossa Nova to Pioneer Works