For those of you that understand dutch, belgian radio maker Zjakki Willems has produced a great series of radio documentaries on the musical traditions of Recife and Pernambuco. Brasil that is. With Radio Mauritsstad he digs into the roots of this Brasilian musical melting pot, also takes a closer look at the mangue beat (and much more) and finally ends with today’s vibrating music scene. With interviews and lots of exciting music.
For those of you that don’t understand dutch: never mind the talking, just listen to the music.
And by the way, glad to see that the sadly missed belgian radio show Cucamonga has turned itself into an equally fascinating blog.