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A Rising Brazilian Pop Star Releases an Uneven Album

Talking Heads frontman David Byrne featured Brazilian singer Margarich Menezes on a recent tour. World music critic Milo Miles says she blew Byrne out of the water. Menezes' politically-informed new album, Elegibo, is intriguing but uneven -- though Miles admits that, as an American listener, he may be missing something.

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 13, 1990: Interview with Maya Angelou; Review of Margarich Menezes' album "Elegibo"; Interview with Eric Gregg; Review of the film "Ghost."

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