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Inside Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Music Scene; Mimi Stillman's Flute Odyssey

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Monday, February 04, 2013

In This Episode: Last week, a horrific nightclub fire in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria brought international attention to the country’s music industry. We hear from two journalists who recently brought a more positive story to light, several hundred miles northeast in Sao Paulo’s thriving independent music scene. They’ll share what they’ve found.

Plus, Concert flutist Mimi Stillman joins us to play flute music from around the world, including Brazil; and give her take on flute-loving groups like Jethro Tull and Polyphonic Spree.

Soundcheck: Bold Sounds From São Paulo

A look (and listen) at emerging artists from São Paulo's independent music scene, a vibrant and exciting music community inside the vast metropolis.

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