Contributors / Fernando Augusto Pacheco

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Summer hit wave

The mercury is rising and so is the standard of music. We take the temperature of the hottest new talent, from a Texan band to a Norwegian singer-songwriter, and whip through the tunes keeping us dancing well after sunset…

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Leader of the pack

Transcending the worlds of fashion and music, DJ Wolfram Eckert is bringing Austrian music back into the spotlight. He tells us about his globetrotting adventures.

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Amanda Lear

Singer, model, muse, actress and close confidante of many a major star, the ‘disco Marlene Dietrich’ returns to the restaurant where she used to dine with Dalí and tells us how her affair with David Bowie got off to a shaky…

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French touch

Gallic pop’s ecstatic renaissance is being driven by electro-tinged – and frankly libidinous – tracks from a new wave of artists. Riding highest on our list is Corine, who joined us in the apt setting of Hotel Grand Amour…

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The latest books, films and music from around the world, plus our culture editor's monthly musings.

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Flying the flag

From Portugal's telecoms giants to a Brazilian flip-flop maker, we pick 15 companies making waves in Portuguese-speaking world and beyond.


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