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A reveler takes part in the Cordao de Boitata party during pre-Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb. 19.

Dozens of cities across Brazil are canceling Carnival

At least 70 Brazilian cities have had to cancel their official Carnival celebrations. Many just can’t afford it. Others are afraid it would unleash more violent crime.

Dozens of cities across Brazil are canceling Carnival

After the Quake: Music, Politics and Spirituality in Haiti

After the Quake: Music, Politics and Spirituality in Haiti

Featured Artists: Winter 2014 Dance Party!

Featured Artists: Winter 2014 Dance Party!

Carnival 2014 Mixtape Roundup

Carnival 2014 Mixtape Roundup

Brazil Carnival 2014: Sambas De Enredo

Brazil Carnival 2014: Sambas De Enredo

Maracatu Nação – the Afro-Brazilian culture of Carnaval in Pernambuco

It’s a sweltering night, and the pulsating crowd only adds to the heat. The shout, “Tu Maraca! Tu Maraca!” by musician Naná Vasconcelos reverberates throughout downtown Recife. More than 400 percussionists from over 30 different maracatu nations answer, beating out ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16078/maracatu-nacao-the-afro-brazilian-culture-of-carnaval-in-pernambuco/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Maracatu Nação – the Afro-Brazilian culture of Carnaval in Pernambuco

New Machel Montano Video: “Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)”

For centuries, two forces have been locked in a constant struggle. Like good and evil, Yin and Yang, or sky and earth, except with a tighter focus on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the question of whether it is ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16898/new-machel-montano-video-ministry-of-road-m-o-r/"> Read more &#187;</a>

New Machel Montano Video: “Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)”
A Quebec City carnival-goer warms up with a cold one – Caribou on ice.  Quebec consumes up to 5,000 cases of Caribou yearly, nearly all of it during the winter carnival, and most of that outdoors.

Quebec's secret recipe for beating the cold? It's Caribou.

What do you drink when carnival time in Quebec City and it's freezing cold? The answer's Caribou. But what exactly is in the high-octane party drink?

Quebec's secret recipe for beating the cold? It's Caribou.