Interview with Anna Borges, Medford, Massachusetts

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Anna Borges
Anna Borges (Medford, Massachusetts)

Anna Borges, originally from Recife, Pernambuco, began her career in Brasília, singing in local nightclubs and theaters. She studied the guitar and enrolled in the Escola de Música de Brasília, where she studied voice with Jane Duboc and sang in choral groups, studying both classical and popular techniques. After many years working closely with Brazilian guitarist Agilson Alcântara, Anna moved to Boston, Massachusetts along with her father, who was stationed there as a vice-consul in the Brazilian Consulate. In Boston, she began a musical collaboration with Bill Ward, with whom she would start the band Receita de Samba. The band performs bossa nova and samba, and well as regional specialties such as forró, ijexá, and coco. Anna is also an event promoter for Brazilian music in the Boston area with her own Sounds of Brazil Anna Borges Productions. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 09/27/2020.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Medford, Massachusetts
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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