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Back2Black Returns to Rio’s Theatro Municipal this Weekend

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again celebrating the best of African and Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage, the Back2Black festival returns to Rio this weekend, at the city’s prestigious Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) starting Friday, May 25th.

The line-up is packed with both Brazilian and international luminaries, including Gilberto Gil, Mariene de Castro, as well as artists from further afield, such as Sona Jobarteh, a singer and kora player from the Gambia.

The night will be hosted by Cape Verde singer and composer and former Minister of Culture, Mário Lúcio, as . . .

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