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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Jakarta Post:
Bossa nova night provides real feast of improvisation
To watch Brazilian singer Lica Cecato and Indonesian pianist Idang Rasjidi making music together last Sunday was more than just to relish the performance of two seasoned jazz artists.
Drummer knows firsthand the rhythms of Rio and Carnaval
Lots of people say they’re into Brazilian music. But look at Doug Auwarter, drummer and spokesman for the Sons of Brasil, who admits he’s consumed by it.

Mandolin Café:
Brazilian Mandolin - Retratos do Brasil
California-based mandolinist Ted Falcon has released a new publication of Brazilian mandolin melodies entitled Retratos do Brasil, a collection of advanced choros and originals. It includes the stylings of Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth, Pixinguinha, Esmeraldino Sales and more, faithfully transcribed from classic recordings by Trio Madeira Brasil, Danilo Brito, Jacob do Bandolim, Paulo Moura, Maria Teresa Madeira and others.

Sun.Star Davao Online
Sitti: Bossa nova's hot babe
It sure was a relaxing treat at SM City Davao's Café Bossa Weekend at the ground floor atrium last June 23 to 25. Manila Bossa's newest "it" girl, Sitti, serenaded SM shoppers on June 24 for free.

Portal Capoeira:
Beyond the Roda: The Berimbau de Barriga in Brazilian Music and Culture
The berimbau de barriga is an African-derived gourd-resonated musical bow that is commonly perceived to be an inseparable component of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance/game. This study pursues the berimbau's historical and cultural trajectory from vendors and beggars who played musical bows in colonial Brazilian marketplaces, through rodas (circles) of capoeira, to prominence in Brazilian popular and art music genres.
Moro No Brasil
Creating a new DVD division, Milan Entertainment has announced the release of 'Moro No Brasil,' (aka 'I Live in Brazil') Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki's 2500 mile journey to discover the amazing diversity of Brazilian musical culture. Far beyond the familiar Samba and Bossa Nova, Kaurismaki's travels uncover an astonishing diversity of musical styles including Frevo, Maracatu, Coco, Embolada and Forro, meeting musicians, singers and dancers who show the overwhelming force of music in the often difficult daily life of Brazil.