1. Exclusive: ESPN Debuts World Cup Spot With Seu Jorge, Os Mutantes (Watch)

    March 04, 2014 10:00 AM EST “Beauty is everywhere in Brazil,” intones singer-songwriter Seu Jorge, the funky samba stylist best known in the States for playing versions of David Bowie songs in Wes Anderson’s movie “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” Sounding like a Brazili ...

  2. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

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  4. Latin Grammy Awards Predictions: Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz + More

    November 14, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think i ...

  5. Ricardo Arjona, Jesse & Joy, Alejandro Sanz, Ana Victoria, Don Omar: Our Latin Grammy Predictions

    November 14, 2012 10:28 AM EST As is our tradition, here are our yearly predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15, in key categories. This year presents a challenge, as for the first time, there are 10 contenders in each of the main categories (which we think ...

  6. Cultural Leader Caetano Veloso named Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

    October 08, 2012 1:52 PM EDT For only the second time in the 13-year history of the Latin Grammy Awards, the Latin Recording Academy is honoring a Brazilian artist as its Person of the Year: Caetano Veloso, the renowned musician, writer, filmmaker, thought leader and co-fou ...

  7. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes , are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, ...

  8. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 1:20 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes, are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, ...

  9. Shakira Is Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 27, 2011 12:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards s ...

  10. Alejandro Sanz, Juan Luis Guerra Lead Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Latin Grammy darlings Alejandro Sanz and Juan Luis Guerra , along with past nominee Jorge Drexler , led the nominations for the 11th edition of the awards with four nods each, tying Mario Domm, the lead singer and songwriter of pop group Camila . Th ...

  11. Jay-Z, Will Smith Put Money On 'Fela!'

    November 17, 2009 4:57 PM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially signed on as co-producers of "Fela!," a new musical about Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti opening Nov. 23 on Broadway. The news confirms weeks of speculation that the ...

  12. Lauryn Hill Adds Stockholm Jazz Fest To European Tour

    April 21, 2009 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Organizers say former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill will be the headline act for the Stockholm Jazz Festival in July. Festival spokesman Gunnar Lagerman says the hip-hop and R&B singer will perform at the five-day event as part of a 10-stop European ...

  13. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  14. Top Artists Sought For World Peace Concerts

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group, has targeted some of the top acts in the world for a series of international concerts to begin May 17. World Peace One, a not-for-profit global peace advocacy group whose mission is to b ...

  15. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Person of the Year. 2003 - Brazilian recording artist Gilberto Gil is honored as the 2003 Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences ...

  16. SXSW Finally Confirms First Round Of Artists

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the Nightmares), Mastodon, Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Spoon, Mogwai, the Stooges, the Apples In Stereo and Amy Winehou Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, T ...

  17. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording arti ...

  18. Gilberto Gil Gets French Honor

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian artist Gilberto Gil, who also serves as minister of culture for his country, was bestowed with France's highest hounour yesterday (Oct. 16) when he received the medal of grand officer in the Brazilian artist Gilberto Gil, who also s ...

  19. Gilberto Gil Gets French Honor

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian artist Gilberto Gil, who also serves as minister of culture for his country, was bestowed with France's highest hounour yesterday (Oct. 16) when he received the medal of grand officer in the Brazilian artist Gilberto Gil, who also s ...

  20. International Musicians Unite At UN Concert

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert at the Arena in Geneva. Gilberto Gil (Brazil), Swedish born Neneh Cherry, Amadou Bagayoko (Malia), Rokia Traore (Mali) and Amadou Bagayoko (Malia)during the Oct. 8 Youssou N'Dour & Friends concert a ...

  21. Gabriel Scales Back On New Live DVD

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Growing Up: Peter Gabriel Live & Unwrapped." Peter Gabriel spotlights recent performances in intimate venues on the upcoming DVD "Still Gro ...

  22. This Day in Music

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Sir Rudolph Bing, the autocratic impressario who propelled New York's Metropolitan Opera to new heights in popularity and artistic achievement during 22 years as general manager, dies at 2003 - Brazilian recording arti ...

  23. Gilberto Gil Receives Polar Music Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony last night (May 23) in Stockholm. Brazilian pop star and Culture Minister Gilberto Gil received the Polar Music Prize ...

  24. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Honored With Polar Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau were honored in Stockholm yesterday (May 23) with the 14th annual Polar Music Prize. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fisc ...

  25. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Honored With Polar Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau were honored in Stockholm yesterday (May 23) with the 14th annual Polar Music Prize. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fisc ...

  26. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Win Polar Music Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music. Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil and German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau are the ...

  27. Fischer-Dieskau, Gil Get Polar Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian composer/musician/singer Gilberto Gil are the winners of the Polar Music Prize 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm announced to German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and B ...

  28. Fischer-Dieskau, Gil Get Polar Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Honors to be presented May 23. German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian composer/musician/singer Gilberto Gil are the winners of the Polar Music Prize 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm announced today (Oct. 25). T ...

  29. Producer Tom Capone Killed In Crash

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards this year, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Los Angeles early today (Sept. 2), hours after leaving the awards sho Brazilian music producer Tom Capone, who was nom ...

  30. Maria Rita Steps Out Of Mother's Shadow

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She is a member of one of the most hallowed pop music dynasties in Brazil. Her mother, Elis Regina, is widely considered the greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Her father, Cesar Camargo Mariano, is ...

  31. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the ...

  32. Gilberto Gil To Head Brazil's Cultural Policy

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star Gilberto Gil strutted onto a Copacabana beach concert stage dressed in the red and white colors of the Worker's Party. "I'v Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva ...

  33. Live in Bahia

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This live double-disc release hits the racks just as Caetano Veloso's Alfred A. Knopf memoir Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil is hitting bookshelves. It's a timely confluence This live double-disc release hits the ...

  34. Tropicalia Legend Tom Ze Suffers Heart Attack

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Ze, one of the founding fathers of Brazil's tropicalia movement, suffered a heart attack following a Sunday night concert in a northeastern city, hospital officials said. The 65-year-old musician Tom Ze, one of the founding fathers of Brazi ...

  35. Black Ivory Soul

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The sterling Black Ivory Soul is Kidjo's seventh full-length set and first for Columbia. The sterling Black Ivory Soul is Kidjo's seventh full-length set and first for Columbia. Lovingly produced by Bill Laswell, the soulful set finds Kidj ...

  36. Cuban Exiles OK Latin Grammy Plan

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Anti-Castro Cuban exile groups accepted a compromise plan yesterday (Aug. 19) that would allow them to demonstrate across the street from the Latin Grammy Awards in Miami next month. The city-brokered Anti-Castro Cuban exile groups accepted a compro ...

  37. Gil & Milton

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Moments into opening track "Sebastian," all of the elements of a classic Brazilian album are in place: skipping samba rhythms, string arrangements (by Gil Jardim), an airy, cinematic cast, and the ent Moments into opening track "Sebas ...

  38. Juanes Leads Latin Grammy Noms With Seven

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colombian Latin rock artist Juanes pulled down seven nominations for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. Spanish pop artist Alejandro Sanz received five nods, while Aterciopelados, Gilberto Gil, Fi Colombian Latin rock artist Juanes pulled down s ...