Toots Thielemans
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Airs Friday, August 26, at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we open with Part 2 of In Search of a Song, the story of Justin Townes Earl. Then we travel to the North Sea Jazz Stage for Toots Thielemans in concert along with Maria Markesini & Bert van den Brink and the CTI All Star Band. Then in our final hour we wander deep into the realm of Proud Flesh with music from Lambchop, Mile Davis, Weather Report, Matrix, and Charles Mingus.

Airs Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. The music of Brazil encompasses a wealth of styles influenced by African, European, and Amerindian forms.  After 500 years of history, Brazilian music has developed many unique and original styles such as choro, samba, and bossa nova, all of which have melded with other musical genres from around the world. In this episode, we listen to music performed by Toots Thielemans, Oscar Castro-Neves, Hamilton de Holanda, and Gabriel Grossi, among others.