The Urbanist

Musical identity

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1 June 2017

Episode 294

30 minutes

What makes a city’s musical identity? We find out about Rio de Janeiro’s newest musical style and hear how Toronto is trying to keep its music venues alive.

1 June 2017

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Chapter 1

12 minutes


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Chapter 1

Rio de Janeiro: Baile Funk

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Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with music, from samba to bossa nova. But as the city has changed with time so has the musical tradition. Our correspondent, Sheena Rossiter, discusses the city’s changing musical identity.

12 minutes

Chapter 2

14 minutes

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Toronto’s music venues

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Rising rents and the breakneck development of Toronto have forced many of its music venues to close their doors. How does the city balance its current construction boom with its storied cultural offering? Monocle’s bureau chief in Toronto, Tomos Lewis, talks to Anthony Greenberg, an urban planner who has been vocal in the campaign to keep the music scene alive.

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