Articles tagged brazil

25 May 2017 // 2:15 AM

Dona Onete: Banzeiro

Now pushing 80, Dona Onete is just beginning her musical career. Infectious sophomore album Banzeiro proves that in the spotlight is right where she belongs.

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Sentidor - “Am_Par_Sis” (video) (premiere)

Sentidor breaks down classic bossa nova to build a vast, ambient vision of post-apocalyptic Brazil.

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Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo Dos Mestres

Awe-inspiring and all analog, Fabiano Do Nascimento fuses music and nature deep in the Amazon rainforest with enchanting results.

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:10 AM

José Mauro: Obnoxius

José Mauro's haunting, long-buried magnum opus adds a new chapter to the revolutionary history of 1970s Brazilian music.

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Teresa Cristina: Canta Cartola

It’s like listening through the walls of a conversation between lovers. The music is gracious, indulgent, and enchanting.

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Bossacucanova: The Best of Bossacucanova

To take a beloved classic and update it is always a risky endeavor. Bossacucanova has made a career out of it.

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Graveola: Camaleão Borboleta

With a new experiment every track, Graveola's latest charts a psychedelic journey through Brazil.

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Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil: Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música - Multishow Live

These artists' names evoke Brazilian music to anyone even faintly familiar with the country's cultural history.

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Greetings From the Third World: Revisiting Sepultura’s Genre-Changing ‘Roots’

Sepultura blew the doors open on our definitions of metal and so-called "world music", effectively creating a whole new paradigm. We haven't heard anything quite like it since.

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‘Southwest’ Eschews the Laws of Time in Favor of Beauty

This is a film that asks the viewer to meditate upon, rather than think about, its meaning.

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SILVA - “Vista Pro Mar (Tom Bailey Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

Winter may have just begun its thaw, but one listen to this remix of Brazil's SILVA will have you in a summertime island paradise.

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30 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

Dona Onete: Feitiço Caboclo

Looking around for translations of the Portuguese lyrics, I find out that I've been listening to her request kisses from a beer-wet mouth.

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‘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.

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23 Jul 2012 // 11:10 PM

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”.

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11 Aug 2011 // 9:57 PM

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.

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‘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.

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24 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

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.

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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.

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30 Sep 2010 // 9:59 PM

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.

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25 Feb 2010 // 9:58 PM

SambaDá: Gente!

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

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