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Allen Thayer

Freelance Writer, Author

Wax Poetics, Light in the Attic, KMHD Jazz Radio

Allen Thayer is one of the preeminent Brazilian music scholars/journalists in the U.S. As an author, music journalist, radio show host, and DJ, he’s devoted over 20 years to exploring the depths of Brazilian music through articles for Wax Poetics, The Fader and liner notes for Light in the Attic, BBE and Luaka Bop in addition to his recent contribution to the 33 ⅓ series about Brazil’s godfather of soul, Tim Maia.