Brasilian Music Treasure Hunt
-notes from a search for musical treasure from Brazil -a quest for insight and understanding with a tendency to lapse into compulsive shopping


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2003-07-23
Boston Globe:
Bossa nova legend lets the rich rhythms flow
Would he play or not was the question surrounding Joao Gilberto's show at the Wang Theatre Sunday night. Tension was palpable after the bossa nova legend's original Saturday performance was postponed due to ''complex European travel arrangements.''

CliqueMusic:
O latino Carlinhos Brown e sua nova persona
Baiano traveste-se de Carlito Marron em disco feito para o mercado internacional que agora ganha edição brasileira

Libération:
Les mille et un sons de Totonho
Il flotte sur le Brésil un parfum d'insolence créative et d'audace identitaire qui n'est pas sans rappeler la fastueuse époque des années 50. Quand le Président, élu démocratiquement, s'appelait Juscelino Kubitschek, qu'il était populaire et que la bossa-nova évoquait, dans son optimisme, l'idée que cet immense Etat allait devenir le pays du futur.

Arte Musical:
Algumas preciosidades na voz de Simone
Hoje fiquei me lembrando de alguns álbuns e gravações de Simone que me são muito queridos e, por isso, resolvi escrever esse post.

Mostly Music:
De nada
Yo-Yo Ma has made another postcard CD, this time devoted to Brazilian music. It's called "Obrigado Brazil". As the resident expert on Brazil in American music library land I got a call last year from the woman who was producing this farrago.