Tira o pé do chão!
A non-samba mixtape for Carnaval 2012. [more inside]
Carnaval (or Carnival)
week is over in Brazil, and the judges have decided: the winning samba schools of the two main parades in the country, Rio and São Paulo, were Beija-Flor and Vai-Vai. And both chose musicians as their themes. Beija-Flor
honored Roberto Carlos, known as the king of Brazilian music. From his origins in Jovem Guarda (an early form of Brazilian pop and rock'n'roll
) to the adoption of romantic melodies, he is considered a living Elvis Presley. Vai-Vai
, on the other hand, chose as a subject João Carlos Martins
- whose life could be a MeFi post in itself. [more inside]
Vintage Brazilian Carnaval
seen through old family album pictures. SLGallery. SFW.