Come closer young student, and hear the tale of Icaro Valdez. Inspired by the foremost capoeira and slavery historian Afonso Gestrudes, Icaro found in Brazil's dictatorial society of the 70s the perfect gunpowder barrel mix of heritage, oppression and imagination. A then fledgling drama student, it took him 9 years to put on what most consider, until today, the most controversial opera Brazil has ever seen. We're joined by music historian Francesco Terlatini fresh off the tour of his first book and Brazilian political activist Joyce Justiça representing the people of Pernambuco. Plus, don't miss the rare paranormal occurrence of Mestre Bimba.
Join your hosts THIS THING WE CALL JAM every fortnight as they open up the long-lost vaults of RED BRIDGE RECORDS to the world, interview the unspoken heroes behind them, and solve the greatest riddle the music world has ever seen…. LIVE AND ON AIR!
Suspense. Drama. And Jazz. Wednesdays at 8pm on Boogaloo Radio