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SPECIAL: Brazilian Independence Day

KMUW Music is celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with five hours of music! Tune in to Global Village, Strange Currency, and Night Train on Thursday, September 7 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Global Village celebrates Brazilian Independence Day with a wide array of styles and artists from that country. We’ll hear Ary Barroso’s classic song, ”Brazil” from Trio de Paz, Brazilian jazz from mandolin master Hamilton De Holanda, Afrobeat inspired music from Brazil’s Bixiga 70, nova bossa nova from Bossacucanova, the underground sounds of the Friends from Rio Project, one of the great voices of Brazil Virginia Rodrigues, and even some Brazilian music by way of Kansas City from Ensemble Iberica.

The special continues on Strange Currency with music from Os Mutantes and selections from the veteran act’s seminal 1968 self-titled release plus music from Gal Costa, Flora Purim and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Finally, Night Train will wrap up Brazilian Independence Day with a show devoted to Brazilian jazz. We’ll hear classic compositions, new music, and pieces given a Brazilian twist. Among the artists featured on the show are Mark Murphy with a Jobim classic, Charlie Byrd with a classically inspired rendition of a Jobim piece (for the September Classical Music Month feature), Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias with an album done in Brazil, and a new album from John Pizzarelli marking the 50th anniversary of a recording that featured Frank Sinatra and Jobim.

  • Global Village | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Strange Currency | 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Night Train | 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.