Tag Archives: Black History

Milton Nascimento / Maria Maria / Far Out Recordings — Ban Ban Ton Ton

Until I started writing this review I never knew that the first traders in African slaves were Portuguese. The bandeirantes, in the 16th Century. That Brazil received more slaves than any other country. Nearly 5 million between 1501 and 1866, … Continue reading

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The Story of Salvador’s Banda Didá — Longreads

In a country with violent history and violent politics, Brazil’s first all-female, Afro-Brazilian percussion group drums and dances and changes lives. via The Story of Salvador’s Banda Didá — Longreads

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An Enthralling Show of Afro-Atlantic History Illuminates Brazil — Repeating Islands

“Afro-Atlantic Histories (Histórias Afro-Atlânticas)” is on view at the São Paulo Museum of Art and the Tomie Ohtake Institute through October 21. Writes, “Afro-Brazilian material dominates [. . .]. And it’s generously interspersed with work, old and new, from other … Continue reading

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