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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2007-01-25
NY Times:
Long-Lost Trove of Music Connects Brazil to Its Roots
Early in 1938, Mário de Andrade, the municipal secretary of culture here, dispatched a four-member Folklore Research Mission to the northeastern hinterlands of Brazil on a similar mission. His intention was to record as much music as possible as quickly as possible, before encroaching influences like radio and cinema began transforming the region’s distinctive culture.

Missão de Pesquisas Folclóricas

Miscelânea Vanguardiosa Podcast:
Miscelânea Playlist-01
This is the first of our daily Miscelânea Vanguardiosa Podcast Playlists!! We're going to live up to our name and provide you with a daily playlist (with no speaking) boosted with the best sounds from Brazil, along with our weekly podcast which is going to keep coming out every monday.
Miscelânea Playlist-02
1-Viva Gil Evans - Hermeto Pascoal & Big Band
2-Rio Azul - Alegre Corrêa
3-Baião pra Chick Corea - Dihelson Mendonça Trio
4-Pro Moura - Cama de Gato
5-Baião de Lacan - Guinga & Gabrielle Mirabasi
6-Barra da Lagoa - Dr.Cipó