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Brazilianisms 080: Jake Pegg


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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Brazilianisms 080: Jake Pegg

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Jake is an American musician with a love for all kinds of Brazilian music. He and his Forró band z'Bumba, create awesome authentic-sounding Brazilian music in Portland, Oregon.


  • Ritual Beating System were the two CDs that introduced Jake to Brazilian music.
  • See a full two-hour rendition of Cavalo Marinho on YouTube.
  • Read about the Rabeca Fiddle on Wikipedia.
  • Listen to a previous interview with the hosts of the Caipirinha Appreciation Society podcast.
  • Read about Forró on Wikipedia.
  • Read about the Zabumba drum on Wikipedia.
  • Watch a complete overview of the highlights.
  • Jake recommended the book Hello, Hello Brazil.
  • The two songs played during the podcast are Mousers of Moreland and Magalenha, which can be purchased digitally at on CD.

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