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Thursday, Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $18-$20 (206-838-4333 or www.tripledoor.com )...In the late 1960s, when Brazilian pop music seized the international spotlight with a dazzling array of artists who wrote and performed their own material,
Marco Simoni/Getty Images For those of us whose lives are largely confined to the British Isles, the idea of South America is an exotic one. It is the other side of the world, an unknown continent, a place of escape. "South America" means beaches,
Although he never achieved the same fame or wealth as many of his colleagues, the singer, pianist and composer Johnny Alf was belatedly recognised as a seminal influence on the formulation of bossa nova. During a career spanning nearly six decades,
No Latin American has sold more records than Roberto Carlos, who will perform on Friday and Saturday night at Radio City Music Hall , part of a North American tour that wraps up a year’s worth of events commemorating half a century as a recording
Guitarist Nelson Veras's considerable sideman experience has favored the acoustic instrumenta highlight is his mild-mannered straight man to Manu Codjia's volatile electric guitar on Christophe Wallemme's fine large-ensemble Namaste (Bee Jazz, 2006).
Gilberto Gil Nokia Theatre New York, NY March 11, 2010 Playing to a nearly sold-out crowd at the midtown Manhattan concert venue, Gilberto Gil sauntered onto the stage alone, picked up his guitar and began playing "A Linha e o Linho," a gentle bossa
Bebel Gilberto insists she's never felt this way before -- in love, that is. What, the Brazilian neo-bossa chanteuse whose three previous discs practically drip with desire, has not known, as she might say in her native Portuguese, o poder do amor?...