Closeup October 10, 2023
How the Sound of Saudade Traveled to Ethiopia

At first glance, the sounds of Brazil and Ethiopian music are distinctively different. But, once you dig deeper you find the feeling of saudade bridges the gap between both nations. Producer Zubeyda Ahmed unravels the fascinating link between Ethio Jazz and Brazilian rhythms such as bossa nova, samba, and touches on traditional Afro-Brazilian cultures; illuminating the remarkable journey of saudade's musical pilgrimage to Ethiopia.

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