Between 2008 and 2013, Programa Marca Branca was the only regular Portuguese radio show exclusively dedicated to netaudio and free culture, with weekly podcasts and features about this digital universe. The show was brodcast on five different radio stations in Portugal and Spain. As it was a completely independent, volunteer-based and non-funded project, time and personal constraints meant the project had to go on hold at the end of 2013.
Circumstances have now changed and we’re back on track. With a new name and in a new language, Marca Branca becomes White Market, promising to deliver netaudio music and raise free culture awareness through weekly podcasts, our collection on Free Music Archive and, of course, this blog. Since netaudio is naturally intertwined with other movements and ideologies such as Demoscene and Open Source, the podcast will also often feature these and similar forms of activism related to digital rights and freedom.
You can also read more about why we changed on our blog.
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programamarcabranca on 09/20/2014 at 08:04AM
We were kind of shocked when we found out Metastaz works were not yet on Free Music Archive. Needless to say, we solved the problem. As for today, his albums "Orient Dub Express" and "Encounters" can be freely streamed and downloaded through FMA.
programamarcabranca on 11/07/2012 at 09:15AM
For the past 30 years, hip-hop has been the musical language of struggle: no matter what you’re rapping about lyrics tend to be some kind of personal statement. Although it was born in the US, throughout the years hip-hop has been adapted and reinvented a bit all over the world. Its sound has also evolved collecting both global and local influences. However, one of the features that seem to be perpetuated along the way is the use of the mother tongue regardless of the place you’re at. Portugal is no exception.