Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Showman Dies: Dr. William P. Foster, 1919-2010

On Saturday, revolutionary band director and musician, Dr. William P. Foster, died at a nursing home in Tallahassee at age 90.  During his 53-year tenure at Florida A&M University, Dr. Foster permanently changed the look, feel, and sound of college … Continue reading

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From the AV Room: Samba No Pé

Samba schools around Brazil are starting their practice sessions for next February’s Carnival shenanigans.  Still, during the off-season, many schools offer glimpses of skin and sequins for tourists and Sunday strollers.  Here’s (very rough) video of a tiny group from … Continue reading

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Flâneur de Couleur

Flaneur – (n.) from French. One who wanders aimlessly, who roams, who travels at a lounging pace. Aimlessly? “What I required was not exactly solitude, but the opportunity to roam around freely, meeting people when I wished and taking leave … Continue reading

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Fly Brother Podcast – Season 2, Episode 2: Tudo Sobre Brasília

In this episode of the Fly Brother Podcast: Tudo Sobre Brasília All about the misunderstood capital of Brazil Playlist: “Brazilia (Dimitri From Paris to Rio Vocal)” – Yukihiro Fukutomi “Like Minded Sista” – Paul & Price (background) Links mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Brazilian Caribbean, Part Three

Part Three of a three-part report about my weekend trip to Recife. We had no exact destination, but we figured that if we headed towards the area of the club from the night before, we’d find out where we could … Continue reading

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The Brazilian Caribbean, Part Two

Part Two of a three-part report about my weekend trip to Recife. The whole of the next muggy, gray morning, I spent sidelined with a severe migraine. After much urging, my friends went ahead to get food, and it was … Continue reading

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The Brazilian Caribbean, Part One

Part One of a three-part report about my weekend trip to Recife. We arrived on the type of drizzly Friday night that frizzed many a head of tightly-coiled hair, and the city seemed subdued, even as clutches of commuters crowded … Continue reading

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