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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2006-11-11
NordesteWeb:
Antropofagia em demasia acaba com tradições populares
Poucos compositores brasileiros atingem o equilíbrio estético entre as tradições das culturas populares e o extenso universo eletrônico pop. Alceu Valença conseguiu.
Bethânia vai ao encontro das águas
Dirigida mais uma vez por Bia Lessa, cantora estréia no palco do Tom Brasil Nações Unidas o projeto Dentro do Mar Tem Rio
Oliveira de Panelas, um repentista na Academia
A cultura propagada pelos versos do poeta repentista, cordelista e cantador Oliveira de Panelas ingressa na Academia de Letras e Artes do Nordeste (Alane), núcleo da Paraíba...
Byrne canta "Asa Branca" em CD do Forró in the Dark
Se ouvir uma voz parecida com a de David Byrne cantando sobre a levada do clássico "Asa Branca", de Luiz Gonzaga e Humberto Teixeira, não se preocupe. Você não está delirando.

NY Press:
Private Universe
Marisa Monte comes clean about her new approach to her live show

South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
An intimate voice from Brazil unveils two new albums
Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte decided to take a couple of years off after the birth her son, Mano. The time gave her "the opportunity to compose a lot and research a lot."

Miami New Times:
Marisa Monte
Don't think there is a power failure when you suddenly find yourself sitting in pitch darkness inside the theater. This just happens to be the beginning of Universo Particular, the heavily produced show that Brazilian-born Marisa Monte — in her first U.S. tour in five years — organized to promote her two new albums, the semiexperimentalist Infinito Particular (Private Infinite) and the samba-heavy Universo ao Meu Redor (Universe Around Me), both released on the Blue Note label.

Miami Herald:
Soul of Brazil: Singer Marisa Monte captures her country's unique beat
Marisa Monte was pursuing her adolescent dream by studying opera in Italy when she realized that she would never get Brazil out of her voice or her soul.

LA Daily News:
Brazil then and very now
Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte decided to take a couple of years off after the birth her son, Mano. The time gave her "the opportunity to compose a lot and research a lot."

SignOnSanDiego.com:
In the world of music, globalization is often a very fine idea
A former samba drummer who grew up training to be an opera singer before turning her attention to jazz, Marisa Monte is Brazil's best-selling vocal star of the past decade.

San Francisco Bay Guardian:
Samba and musical collaboration are a way of life, a mode of communication for Marisa Monte
"I don't do a career. I do a life, and sometimes out of my life something happens that can serve the music in my career as well professionally, but you know I do music every day with my friends," Monte said.