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Music, All Shook Down New Ceu Album Coming Soon

New Ceu Album Coming Soon

Six Degrees artist Ceu has completed a follow-up to her Grammy-nominated 2007 self-titled debut. The news album, called Vagarosa--a rough translation is "at a relaxed pace"--has been given a July 7 drop date, which is good news for people…
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Music, All Shook Down Alice Russell Comes to SF

Alice Russell Comes to SF

These days, apparently, British pop-soul sirens are a dime a dozen. Why, all you have to do is go to any smoke-filled pub in Nottingham, peer under the table, and you'll find the next Joss Stone, Lily Allen, or Amy…
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Music, BeatBox Globetrotting Crate-Diggers

Globetrotting Crate-Diggers

Remember that high school friend who would pop a random cassette in the deck and blow your mind with some obscure Brazilian funk, Afrobeat, or Cuban hip-hop? Chances are that friend is now a music writer, choosing tracks for Wes…
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Music, Reviewed Tom Middleton

Tom Middleton

After working with the likes of Bebel Gilberto and Global Communications, Tom Middleton strikes out on his own with Lifetracks, his solo debut that draws inspiration from electronic-based movie soundtracks and classical music. Among the disc's highlights are "Prana," based…
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Shearwater, Bebel Gilberto, Dan Deacon -- Plugged In: ASD's Live Music Picks, June 20

Mint Julep for your ears: Shearwater, 9 at Bottom of the Hill. $10. “Shearwater, previously a good band, a solid band, has jumped ahead and entered the realm of greatness. In the past, they were an artsy alt-country/folk/baroque pop group…
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Music, Reviewed Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

The daughter of Brazilian bossa nova icon João Gilberto, singer Bebel Gilberto does a dandy job of maintaining the family legacy without coasting on Dad's rep. Like her legendary father, she has a velvety, vibrato-free vocal approach. Her bittersweet, smoky…
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Music, Reviewed Forro in the Dark

Forro in the Dark

If it's a Wednesday night in New York, you can bet the line is forming outside the Nublu Bar and Lounge, regardless of the weather. That's where Forro in the Dark was formed, three years ago, as a one-night-only party…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Recent books like Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi and Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi have tipped us off: Iranian authors are hot, hot, hot! Seriously, such "flavor of the month" language would…
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Music, Power of Bebel

Power of Bebel

Bebel Gilberto bursts through the door of her suite at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort on Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. For a moment, her petite frame commands a larger-than-life presence, then recedes into the foyer like a wave gliding…
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Music, Reviewed Cibelle


As Brazil's electronica scene explodes, numerous female singers are being posited as the voice of a new rhythm nation. A select few, like Bebel Gilberto, distinguish themselves with cosmopolitan styles that draw from the country's spontaneous musical traditions and subvert…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

The New York-based dance label Ultra excels at neat summations of current electronic-music fads: Its recent electroclash compilation, Ultra. 80's vs. Electro, pitted young nü wavers like Chicks on Speed and Fischerspooner against their stalwart antecedents, and its new trance…
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Music, Moreno Veloso + 2

Moreno Veloso + 2

Brazilians love experimentation and magical moments; they love assimilating far-flung musical styles, blending them with local rhythms, and imbuing them with a graceful elegance. Recently, ravers in Rio and Bahia have woven techno and ambient electronica into the mix, making…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

When she launched Tanto Tempo and went on tour back in June, Bebel Gilberto heard her first full-length solo album described as the soundtrack of summer. But as the rain rolls into San Francisco and we shrug off daylight savings,…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Just as renowned Brazilian guitarist and singer João Gilberto transformed the samba into the cooler, jazzier bossa nova in the early '60s, so his daughter, Bebel Gilberto, has updated the bossa nova with a soft bed of international samples built…
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