- In Search Of Lost Time - is a streaming mix of beautiful 78s from around the world, collected and curated by Ian Nagoski. "I started sifting through boxes of junky old 78s that no one else wanted about 15 years ago, and almost right away, I made a rule: Anything that wasn't in English, buy it." [more inside]
posted by carter
on Jan 29, 2012 -
was perhaps the biggest Brazilian popstar of her time. The clip in the first link is a single song from a TV special she did in 1973, at the height of her powers, and which has been put online in its entirety
. The song, Águas de Março, was a Tom Jobim composition, which they sang together
on the album Elis & Tom, which also featured such gems as Corcovado
, Inútil paisagem
. Over her career Elis Regina worked with a who's who of Brazilian popular music, and there's quite a lot of material out there. The best places I've found are YouTube channels elisetom1974
and, though the Elis Regina material is mixed in with other stuff, jordaoqualquer
is a treasure trove. Elis Regina died from an alcohol and cocaine overdose in 1982, 36 years of age. Last year NPR had a short appreciation
of her as part of its 50 Great Voices series.
posted by Kattullus
on Feb 5, 2011 -
16 year old Yonlu
music that ranged from bossa nova to 8-bit music from the sounds of desktop printers, never knowing that he would someday make the pages of Paste
, and Rolling Stone Brasil
. He posted It's Not Another
(later titled A Boy and the Tiger) to a gaming forum, where it was
met with praise. More songs
soon followed, which included English songs (I Know What It's Like
), and also Portuguese songs (Estrela
). Perhaps suffering from depression, Yonlu took his own life via carbon monoxide poisoning in 2006, just a few weeks before his 17th birthday. His
parents only learnt of his songwriting from a CD he left behind for them, with a note telling
them to listen to the CD "whenever they felt sad".
posted by Xere
on Jun 9, 2010 -
Os Novos Baianos (The New Bahians) played psychedelic rock blended with regional Brazilian folk styles, heavily influenced by bossa nova maestro João Gilberto
In 1972, after recording Acabou Chorare
(which went on to top Rolling Stone Brazil's list of best Brazilian albums
), the band moved to a far suburb of Rio de Janiero to live communally, play soccer, and work on the album Novos Baianos F.C.
(New Bahians Football Club). In 1973, German television sent music producer Solano Ribeiro to capture their daily life on film. It's around 45 minutes, broken up in six youtube videos: 1 2 3 4 5 6
. No subtitles, but you won't need them too much. The audio is spotty, but it gets better. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Jan 24, 2010 -
On September 10th, to celebrate their initiation week, 172 communications students at the University of Quebec at Montreal decided to put on a show
. After weeks of preparation, the costumed and prop-wielding crowd enacted an exuberant, complex, and flawlessly-choreographed performance
of the Black Eyed Peas song "I Gotta Feeling" that sprawled through the campus's multi-story Judith Jasmin Pavilion... and they did it all in one continuous take
(on their second
try). The feat is just the most recent example of "lipdubbing
" -- a video phenomenon where a single camera moves through a crowd of highly coordinated lip-syncers in a single seamless take, with the original recording dubbed over the finished product. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Oct 1, 2009 -
He wasn't the greatest technician on earth (he only studied a short time with a teacher, as states his biography
), he wasn't really famous outside Brazil, in spite of the many recordings
available under his name, of his various talents (drawing
, designing a new string instrument
), but his playing is really endearing, and whatever the material, originals
or chico buarque
, he made his point across easily.
posted by nicolin
on Aug 11, 2007 -
You folks out there in MeFi Town been keeping up with the water
themed MeFi Music Challenge
? There's been some mighty fine uploads for you to check out! But if there was ever
a piece of music deserving the water
tag, it's this
drenching wet masterpiece by Brazil's brilliant, eccentric musical genius Hermeto Pascual
, in which Hermeto and his band play bottles full of water, and flutes full of water, and, well, the lake. Música da Lagoa: water music at its very best. And its very wettest. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Jul 6, 2007 -
Composer and arranger Rogério Duprat passed away on Thursday
. Duprat had a substantial career in music for films and commercials, but he is best known for shaping the sound of Tropicalia
, the revolutionary stew of Brazilian folk styles, bossa nova, MPB
, rock, jazz, blues and psychedelica.
Some youtube clips: Caetano Veloso
, Gilberto Gil
, Os Mutantes
, and Gal Costa
posted by hydrophonic
on Oct 31, 2006 -
Coke. Guns. Booty. Beats. In the slums of Rio De Janeiro, drug lords armed with submachine guns have joined forces with DJs armed with massive sound systems and rude, raunchy singles. Welcome to the most exciting—and dangerous—underground club scene in the world.
posted by Count Ziggurat
on Jul 30, 2005 -
There Is Only One Carnival...
but a lot of sambas
to go with it. Get Rio de Janeiro's 2003 songs here and, at least spiritually, join the escola
) of your choice. It's the real stuff, guaranteed to put a spring in your step. If you get the French Fashion TV
channel, you can watch the desfiles
) live! Oba! Oba!
[Some Real, WM or something required - forgive the indefinition, I'm just back from the first Carnival party and a bit drubk. Last year's songs were featured in this post.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 1, 2003 -
" as the singer for Brazilian rockers ACC
storms the studio, so to speak, and forces a DJ to play his band's record over and over for an hour. Are things really this desperate?
posted by mikrophon
on Sep 19, 2002 -
Not Flying Down To Rio For The Carnival?
Never mind! Beat the crowds but catch the beat by listening to this year's terrific sambas
before the rest of the world can. This is the real
shanty-town stuff, not the watered-down touristy rubbish[WindowsMedia required
]that passes for Samba. This year my favourite for first prize is Mangueira
. What's yours? The Brazilian Carnival
[learn all about it here
] starts Saturday and goes on straight through to Tuesday. For the latest inside information - including the Bin Laden Mask controversy - O Globo's
special web site[In Portuguese
]is unbeatable. Enjoy!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 6, 2002 -
Environmentally Correct Dance Party Set for Amazon.
"Brazil's lush Amazon rain forest may be best known for its isolated Indian tribes and abundant wildlife, but local officials hope it will soon be a hotbed of techno music ... [the] four-day 'rave' that is expected to lure tens of thousands of clubbers from around the world to all-night 'environmentally correct' dance parties." Can any one give me a ride?
posted by madreblu
on Aug 3, 2001 -
Top Brazilian performers refuse to sing it. A big-city mayor begged radio stations not to play it. Women say it is degrading and dangerous. It's the Face Slap
, an uptempo ditty about a woman who asks her lover to hit her.
posted by crushed
on Feb 28, 2001 -
I don't know why, but I can't get enough of Brazillian music
(realvideo stream). Not that I can understand a word of it, but damn that's smooth. Note to self: buy more Gilberto Gil records
. This person
thinks this disc
is one of his best, and you can even download digital versions of it from cdnow, although I wonder why each cut is $2.49. Why on earth should digital music cost more
? There's no shipping, no customer service hassles, no media to stock in a warehouse. Make the entire disc $5 in digital format, and I'll buy his entire collection (and save from adding to my already loaded down cd rack at home).
posted by mathowie
on Mar 22, 2000 -