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  • Book by Illinois music professor looks at how Brazilian forro music, environment are connected

    Ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers writes about the connections between forro music of Brazil and the environment – particularly the effects of drought – in his new book “The Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil.”

    Photo of Michael Silvers by Chris Brown


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  • Editor’s note: To reach Michael Silvers, email