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I was just wandering what you there in the UK know about brazilian music i guess its not much but im curious about it

victor campos, Saturday, 22 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Most of it sounds very Beck-influenced

dave q, Saturday, 22 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

to see what people here said previously, try here

also, on caetano veloso

and tom ze

gareth, Saturday, 22 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

My guess is that most people here are fairly familiar with Brazilian music of 1960-1975 -- bossa nova and Tropicalia in particular. But I get the feeling you mean modern Brazilian music, right?

In which case ... I sure don't know much. Don't know about everyone else, though.

Nitsuh, Saturday, 22 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm a Brazilophile, having spent some time in your lovely country. I'm particularly into mangue (mangrove) beat and northeast rythms in general. As for MPB, I love Milton, Caetano, Arto, Chico, Tom ze, Clara Nunes. I'm currently getting into the 70s funk thing, eg Jorge Ben, Trio Mocoto etc. Also, I've just heard some Nelson Cavaquinho and Carlos Cachaca and am well impressed.

Daniel, Saturday, 22 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the blue brazil series on blue note really opened my eyes to brazilian music, Joyce, Milton banana trio, etc.. etc.. very good introduction to brazilian jazz music anyway...

jk, Sunday, 23 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Years ago I worked with a bunch of Brazilian fellows, and they were a sweet bunch of guys. But what really stuck with me is that I asked one of them what it's like there, and he was saying how nice and friendly it was, and that there was dancing in the streets. Dancing in the streets! This concept is so foreign to me Brazil almost seems like a different planet. It's actually a pleasant reminder that not everyone lives the same way you do, and that other ways may well be better.

Sean, Monday, 24 September 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

six years pass...

anyone know anything about the 60s/70s era musician Tuca? She was a guitarist largely responsible for the sound of 2 of my top 10 all-time favorite records, Nara Leao's DEZ ANOS DEPOIS & Francoise Hardy's LA QUESTION. She apparently recorded 3 albums under her own name, I don't think they have been released on cd. Anyone have these?

gershy, Saturday, 19 April 2008 04:13 (twelve years ago) link

TS: Laura Nyro vs. Nara Leao

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 19 April 2008 04:32 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

A seemingly exhaustive intro to everything Joao Donato:

http://www.bjbear71.com/Donato/joao.html#Index

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 29 May 2010 20:08 (ten years ago) link

The woman who put that together is a trip. Check out the rest of her site- has the same for a bunch of arrangers and composers. Including like a dozen poems she wrote for Claus Ogerman

Bangelo, Saturday, 29 May 2010 20:59 (ten years ago) link

Also about two years late but Tuca's "Dracula I Love You" is very good

Bangelo, Saturday, 29 May 2010 21:00 (ten years ago) link

; )

What do you do when there's a user with, like, sixty of 'em? (velko), Saturday, 29 May 2010 21:02 (ten years ago) link

Nice website and the links too.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 30 May 2010 01:05 (ten years ago) link

I'm partial to Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho' Paebiru, and the Satwa disc. The 1st 2 Gal Costa records are excellent. Caetano Veloso is consistently pretty interesting but he waxes a bit loungy for me at times, hence my preference for his 1st couple of records & Azul (I think that was the name). Those at least sound like the punch in the lounge was dosed with ayahuasca.

ImprovSpirit, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 16:02 (ten years ago) link

The separate Veloso c or d thread has me wanting to obtain numerous albums of his.

Caetano Veloso S and D

The bossa thread has numerous items I should get too. bossa nova: S&D

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 16:06 (ten years ago) link

veloso's '69 self-titled is great, the a-side is perfect. "the empty boat" was the track that really got me into tropicalia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjNanbciqSE

(e_3) (Edward III), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 16:43 (ten years ago) link

currently listening to fairly cheeseball sub-Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 reissue of an album by D'Angelo (no, not that D'Angelo) - pretty fun and campy. includes a bunch of early Tim Maia covers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Ej6UvAmEU

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 22:51 (ten years ago) link

you can hear a mixture of stuff here - http://bmabrazil.bandcamp.com/

DavidBrazil, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 20:06 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

I just had a dream, not long before waking up, that I was reading a Nabisco post in which he mentioned the fact that there was a year when the only instrument used in Brazilian music was the theremin. (I don't think it was said explicitly in the post, but I understood this to be the result of some weird government censorship.)

Read ILM less and I end up dreaming about it. :(

Khalifa Hilter (_Rudipherous_), Thursday, 14 April 2011 14:24 (nine years ago) link

six months pass...

New Maria Rita. Warning: turn up your volume, this first one is very quiet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB8PUvKUdaQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_gI8tfXrII

Cal Jeddah (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 October 2011 17:14 (nine years ago) link

I wonder how popular she is in Brazil?

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2011 18:13 (nine years ago) link

Pretty sure she is quite popular.

Cal Jeddah (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:28 (nine years ago) link

Thanks. Not that it matters, I like her anyway, but I was just curious whether her style still reached a large audience there.

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2011 18:43 (nine years ago) link

Actually, looking at the Brazilian sales figures for her albums on Wikipedia, she doesn't sell very big. She could still be big, but possibly she is a lot less popular than I thought.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Rita#Discography

Cal Jeddah (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:47 (nine years ago) link

My late Summer love of 2011 was Burnier e Cartier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XF5jW8p7Qo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuMN5MghZwk

███★★★███ (PappaWheelie V), Friday, 21 October 2011 19:04 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

Come learn the 4 most popular Brazilian dances in fun 3 sessions; Zouk, Samba de gafieira and Forro, and Samba no pe!

email from a meetup group I joined, but alas my schedule won't work for these series of lessons

curmudgeon, Saturday, 7 April 2012 15:44 (eight years ago) link

Zouk?

MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 April 2012 01:11 (eight years ago) link

Has it moved from the Caribbean to Brazil?

curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:38 (eight years ago) link

Can I pop into this thread to note what a fantastic album the late Suba's Sao Paulo Confessions (2000) is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJGQGsY6p_g

Sanpaku, Sunday, 8 April 2012 23:53 (eight years ago) link

Has it moved from the Caribbean to Brazil?

Apparently. Look up Zouk-Lambada in Wikipedia

Interesting.

Regarding Papa Wheelie's fave from last year that I forgot to look into. Need to check later and see if on Spotify

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Burnier-e-Cartier-LP-1976-Folk-Psych-Brazil-Rare-HEAR-/380320469777

curmudgeon, Monday, 9 April 2012 16:24 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

http://soundcloud.com/bm-a/sets/the-new-brazilian-music-vol-4

This is popular with European whirled music djs

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 03:21 (eight years ago) link

I like it too

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 03:53 (eight years ago) link

http://www.whatslater.com/

a fair amount of Brazilian music coverage on this guy's blog of his writing

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:35 (eight years ago) link

MAGA BO - QUILOMBO DO FUTURO

and a remixed version out. He's an American who moved to Brazil. Haven't listened yet but the press release claims

The original tracks united the organic subtleties of the Afro-Brazilian rhythms coco, maculelê, samba, gong and capoeira with the punchy, powerful, electronic based sounds of dub, raga, hip hop and dubstep. Batucada and bass, mids, treble. TUDO. The remixes take the tracks even further….

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:35 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

The wonderful Choro das 3 is finishing up a US tour with some shows in NYC, especially on at Barbes next Thursday: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?95822-Choro-das-Tres-US-tour-May-July-2013

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 July 2013 14:30 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

This festival going on right now for a few more days: http://www.ny.savassifestival.com.br/

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 September 2013 17:35 (seven years ago) link

http://cinemaguild.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TCGS&Product_Code=2458

But have you seen the recent Gilberto Gil movie doc Viramundo?

curmudgeon, Monday, 23 September 2013 18:19 (seven years ago) link

anyone know anything about the 60s/70s era musician Tuca? She was a guitarist largely responsible for the sound of 2 of my top 10 all-time favorite records, Nara Leao's DEZ ANOS DEPOIS & Francoise Hardy's LA QUESTION. She apparently recorded 3 albums under her own name, I don't think they have been released on cd. Anyone have these?

― gershy, Saturday, April 19, 2008 4:13 AM (5 years ago)

gershy, are you me? I have 2 of the Tuca LPs: Meu Eu and Dracula, I Love You
don't love them as much as the Leao and (especially) Hardy LPs, but there's something about her: like people you meet with the same birthday as you. plus I play Villa-Lobos -influenced acoustic guitar. Dracula... has a lot of personality.

Paul, Monday, 23 September 2013 18:40 (seven years ago) link

But have you seen the recent Gilberto Gil movie doc Viramundo?
Nope, but I did see it mentioned on the Tom Jobim thread, I believe.

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 September 2013 18:48 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

I forget on what thread we were discussing books about Brazilian music, but I just saw mention of this recent effort:

Ickes, Scott. 2013. Afro-Brazilian Culture and
Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil. Gainesville: University Press of
Florida.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:16 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

Can I pop into this thread to note what a fantastic album the late Suba's Sao Paulo Confessions (2000) is?

http://www.youtube.com/v/TJGQGsY6p_g&fs=1&hl=en

― Sanpaku, Sunday, April 8, 2012 7:53 PM (2 years ago Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, it's good for late at night or like, early in the morning if it's raining.

how's life, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 10:36 (six years ago) link

A very wet album.

how's life, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 20:50 (six years ago) link

I wish I hadn't taken so long to find out about this! It would have fit in well with the DJ Food and Amon Tobin I was listening to at the time it came out.

how's life, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:07 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye_0WAFu7IQ

I'm in love with this. Sort of a lost Brazilian freak folk album. Backstory: both girls shared a farm with a photographer and had kids with him (!)

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:37 (six years ago) link

Modern Brazil - s/d

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:50 (six years ago) link

It's not 'modern'. 1979 record

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:02 (six years ago) link

That was just a reminder to myself regarding that other Brazilian music thread

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:23 (six years ago) link

Thanks for the tip, tracking that LP down

Brakhage, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:10 (six years ago) link

eight months pass...

This summer, in a couple of weeks, Tom Ze, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso will play in Copenhagen. Completely insane.

Frederik B, Friday, 27 February 2015 20:14 (six years ago) link

Enjoy. Have seen Gil and Veloso in recent years and thought both put on great shows (although a friend thinks their voices have deteriorated)

curmudgeon, Friday, 27 February 2015 20:49 (six years ago) link

http://samba.afropop.org/

intended for school kids and life-long learners they say

curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 February 2015 19:10 (six years ago) link

For extra bonus Gil and Veloso will perform together! And for extra extra bonus, my parents sorta share my obsession with Brazilian music, so they are buying the tickets!

Frederik B, Saturday, 28 February 2015 19:26 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

http://livestream.com/jazz/Trio-Da-Paz-and-Friends
Right now. Next set starts in about 15 minutes or you can rewind

Exile's Return To Sender (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:16 (five years ago) link

thanks

curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 August 2015 15:23 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Any 2015 albums or songs people especially liked?

curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 December 2015 18:41 (five years ago) link

Haven't really followed along, but Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil acoustic was concert of the year for me!

Frederik B, Thursday, 3 December 2015 22:08 (five years ago) link

Rodrigo Campos' Conversas Com Toshiro is a p sweet nu-Tropicalia album with a weird Japanese cinema theme

a cruet of destiny (seandalai), Friday, 4 December 2015 02:36 (five years ago) link

Thanks. I saw Caetano live and Gil live this year too (and they were great), but I am out of touch on new stuff.

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 December 2015 16:10 (five years ago) link

From Ben Ratliff of the NY Times top 10 list for 2015

4. Ava Rocha “Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema” (avarocha.com) The Brazilian singer Ms. Rocha has inherited the aesthetic breadth and playfulness of the late-1960s Tropicalia movement and connects it with new rock, funk, samba, free improvisation, “serious” composition, and noise; few records this year were as deep and fun.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 December 2015 15:40 (five years ago) link

Modern Brazil - s/d

Tell Me About These Musical Acts from Brazil

Other Brazilian music threads

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 December 2015 15:41 (five years ago) link

I want to go there at carnival time...

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 December 2015 22:45 (five years ago) link

x-post---Ava Rocha is on Spotify. Am listening now

curmudgeon, Friday, 18 December 2015 13:28 (five years ago) link

From Ben Ratliff of the NY Times top 10 list for 2015

4. Ava Rocha “Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema” (avarocha.com) The Brazilian singer Ms. Rocha has inherited the aesthetic breadth and playfulness of the late-1960s Tropicalia movement and connects it with new rock, funk, samba, free improvisation, “serious” composition, and noise; few records this year were as deep and fun.

I like the trad Brazilian samba aspects but am not so crazy about the occasional yelping vocals, improve and noisy aspects. Caetano Veloso pushed the edge rock-wise a bit on a recent album and tour, and I liked the way he did it better.

curmudgeon, Friday, 18 December 2015 15:28 (five years ago) link

I feel like there was one more Brazilian (non-metal) album getting love somewhere on ilx this year, but can't recall it or remember where I made a note to myself about it...

curmudgeon, Friday, 18 December 2015 16:54 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

Listening to a singer called Geraldo Azevedo right now. His self-titled solo-debut from 1977 is absolutely amazing for fans of the folkier side of mpb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF3-wJJAqI0

Frederik B, Sunday, 10 July 2016 11:34 (four years ago) link

So much mpb I don't know (but I am interested). Will check it out

curmudgeon, Monday, 11 July 2016 14:18 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

This is so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suQXaFFaoyA

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:00 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

One thing I'm becoming more and more aware of through watching Portuguese-language career recaps of Brazilian artists on YouTube is the emphasis that is put on "shows" - somewhere closer to, like, the West End or Broadway than Rock concerts, often the ppl talking about them even mention who built the sets and who made the clothes etc. This seems to extend to a lot of hip Tropicália artists, too - I think it's interesting because you rarely ever hear that discussed in English takes on those artists.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:29 (two years ago) link

Which Brazilian artists?

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:30 (two years ago) link

Well, so far I know Gil Costa and Maria Bethânia did this (the latter once with Chico Buarque, too). Some of the other Tropicália guys too I think but it's difficult to tell because often they just mention a "show" by name and I can't really tell whether that means it's a cabaret-style thing or if it's just that they named a tour or sequence of concerts in the same venue.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:27 (two years ago) link

*Gal Costa, sorry

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:28 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

This is pretty dope, and remarkable that it sounds like a lost fusion record and a modern dance record at the same time, without tipping too far into cheese in either direction
https://ivanconti.bandcamp.com/album/poison-fruit

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 22:19 (one year ago) link

nice "disco é cultura" t shirt !!

budo jeru, Thursday, 12 December 2019 04:49 (one year ago) link

Modern Brazil - s/d

curmudgeon, Friday, 13 December 2019 13:40 (one year ago) link

Papisa album Fenda is kinda dreampop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Rix-AvY1Q

curmudgeon, Friday, 13 December 2019 13:41 (one year ago) link

x-post - oh Ivan Conti --Known by most as one third of Azymuth, his career spans far beyond with over half a century’s worth of recordings with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Deodato, Marcos Valle and Jorge Ben.

curmudgeon, Friday, 13 December 2019 13:43 (one year ago) link

his first band does a killer rendition of "i want to be your man" from '69

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W5TViSUlJ4

budo jeru, Friday, 13 December 2019 19:07 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I always forget about the Modern Brazil thread.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 3 January 2021 18:34 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

A vinyl reissue of”Dracúla I Love You” by Tuca, discussed a little upthread, has emerged (seems like it’s unofficial but done with decent production values). I am very pleased to have a copy of this one at last.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ZGmDEbvnA

Tim, Sunday, 24 January 2021 10:50 (one month ago) link

Tuca shows up a lot in the Françoise Hardy autobio I'm reading, they were besties!

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 25 January 2021 15:30 (one month ago) link

Yeah the FH LP that Tuca produced is fantastic.

Tim, Monday, 25 January 2021 17:48 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://brazilbeatblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/15/favorite-brazilian-albums-of-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2RgmndUV6_OrRNlJfpSIlVwB-fWSPS1PVYhLKodT0zx-1VhS-mBrTIolc

A Brazilian top 20 for 2020 with Carne Doce, Flora Matos and others

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:59 (one week ago) link

A few days ago, Frank Kogan asked for international pop etc. songs from 2008, and I happened to think of Yoñlu, the promising Brazilian teen who suicided in 2006, I think, and a s/t collection came out in '08, reissued by Luaka Bop with a long title, so I quoted to Frank from my Voice round-up of mostly Brazilian LB releases, and he checked it out, said the kid had a "natural gift for melody": indeed, and some compared him to Nick Drake, kinda Velosa at times too, but always with his own bedsit Braziloid 00s cyber-grooves---he and a lot of others are in this archived copy of my Voice original:
https://thefreelancementalists.blogspot.com/2009/07/luaka-being-and-boppingness.html
Also, he later asked about "postpunk reaching out to the world and some of the world reaching back." So I directed him to
Simon Reynolds' Voice coverage of two remarkable Brazilian postpunketc comps, archived here, w some added videos:
http://reynoldsretro.blogspot.com/2020/06/brazilian-nao-wave-and-postpunk.html

dow, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 03:29 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah I think Curm linked this juicy trove upthread, one for the headz:
Tell Me About These Musical Acts from Brazil

dow, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 03:49 (one week ago) link

Subscribe to these YT channels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TonicoManel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrazilianRa

Thank me later

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 06:26 (one week ago) link

Dammit! Nevermind.

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 06:28 (one week ago) link


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