Chicago dance-music veteran Ron Trent creates deep house that can keep a dance floor jumping for hours while simultaneously maintaining an intoxicating tranquility. Since the early 90s, Trent has built a reputation for appealing both to house heads who treat Marshall Jefferson’s “Move Your Body” as a commandment and drone devotees who thrive on meditative, […]
On a new live album, Brazilian great Caetano Veloso revisits some vintage tunes with his scrappy young trio; Soul Jazz Records releases a knockout primer of 60s bossa nova and modern samba.
On Sunday afternoon the Chicago Cultural Center screens an excellent documentary on Brazilian musician Tom Ze in conjunction with new Ze releases on Luaka Bop Records.
Brazilian rock band Garotas Suecas, who play Schubas on Tuesday, seem to have inspired all kinds of folks to call their music modern-day tropicalia. Don’t believe them.
Rogerio Duprat, the composer who helped the define the sound of Tropicalia, dies at 74