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Jacob do Bandolim: Sentimento e Balanço

In 2018, one of the biggest names in Brazilian popular music, Jacob do Bandolim, would have turned 100. To commemorate the date and highlight the influence that the musician still has today, an album has just been released which unites two generations of bandolim chorão – Joel Nascimento and Fábio Peron – accompanied by the Henrique Cazes Trio, in an impeccable homage to the master Jacob.

A Sharp Opinion

Sharp, the new book by Michelle Dean, looks at the feminine influence on North American culture during the 20th century. Mixing biography, literary critique and cultural history, the publication recounts the trajectory of brilliant women that turned opinion into an art. Through innovative points of view, they inspired and motivated entire generations. The work includes stories about Dorothy Parker, Hannah Arendt, Pauline Kael, Nora Ephron, and Susan Sontag, amongst others.

Quincy

From jazz to pop and hip hop, Quincy Jones is considered the Midas of the American music industry. At 85 years old, he is still going strong. As a means of celebrating his past and present, his daughter Rashida Jones accompanied him over the last three years to film the documentary Quincy, which has just been released on Netflix. Musical memories, reflections and perspectives are part of this feature-length documentary film.

Kikk Festival

The global economy, robotics, technology, culture and creativity provide the backdrop for the works of art on show at the Kikk Festival, an event held in the city of Namur, in Belgium. Bringing together artists from around the world, including the Brazilian Rejane Cantoni, the event spotlights various artistic formats that stimulate the public to reflect on the issues of the modern world. To see the featured works and the programme, access www.kikk.be.

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