Monday, June 23 2014
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
North American Brazilians who adore samba, capoeira, and rips of surf guitar.
Wednesday, September 30 2009
The album's personality sits somewhere between Angolan lament and the more extroverted intervention of the Brazilians.
Tuesday, August 18 2009
She sounds like a woman who has grown experienced without also having grown bitter, rueful but far from broken.