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Monday, June 23 2014

‘Brazil With Monty Python’s Michael Palin’ Isn’t the Brazil You’re Thinking of

This BBC series is a nice way to learn some things about the world's fifth largest country, which is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Monday, July 23 2012

Catching “If I Catch You”

The perfectly-whipped light froth that floats atop a darker brew, "Ai, Se Eu Te Pego" is the 2011-12 version of the inescapable global pop hit, along the lines of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” and “Macarena”.


Thursday, August 11 2011

O Bando: O Bando

O Bando was richly produced, with full orchestral arrangements for each song, fuzzy flowerpower rock, vocal harmonies, and the multigenre flavour of a British pop Brazil.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

‘don’t take it personally’: Identity Performance and Surveillance Culture

Christine Love captures the impulsive, shortsighted character of adolescence phenomenally well here, including the reproduction of all the expectations and sex-obsessed attitudes our mass media have thrust upon these kids.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.


Tuesday, March 1 2011

Hangin’ with the New Bolivarians in Oliver Stone’s ‘South of the Border’

Oliver Stone has chosen to channel his 'radical' political leanings into his documentaries, and this film would seem to bear that out.


Thursday, September 30 2010

Luísa Maita: Lero-Lero

There are numerous moments within these samba-influenced songs that mark points of departure from the norm and signal an artist capable of making her own mark on the international stage.


Thursday, February 25 2010

SambaDá: Gente!

North American Brazilians who adore samba, capoeira, and rips of surf guitar.


Wednesday, September 30 2009

Various Artists: Comfusões 1: From Angola to Brasil

The album's personality sits somewhere between Angolan lament and the more extroverted intervention of the Brazilians.


Tuesday, August 18 2009

Elizete Cardoso: Canção do Amor Demais

She sounds like a woman who has grown experienced without also having grown bitter, rueful but far from broken.


Sonantes: Sonantes (Reviews) [22.Jun.08]
Various: Think Global: Acoustic Brazil (Capsule Reviews) [26.Feb.08]
CéU: Remixed EP (Capsule Reviews) [10.Jan.08]
Putumayo: Women of the World (Capsule Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
Part 4: Challenging Convention (Features) [20.Jun.07]
Forro in the Dark: Asa Branca (Capsule Reviews) [13.Jun.07]
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