I found an old MP3 with "Fazenda de Inhauma" as the title, some blog track I picked up years ago. I googled it and as best I can tell, it's a song about a neighborhood in Rio de Jainero that's been covered tons of times. So, what's the deal? Is it a favela party standard? Who made it big? Why are there so many versions? What does the song mean, lyrically? [more inside]
Help me ID this vintage Brazilian tropicalia (???) song! [more inside]
I'm looking for a Brazilian piece of (folk?) music to use with a short video I'm making on football/soccer. [more inside]
Help me capture the sound that emerges from the countless contacts between Brazil and Japan. I know about artists like Ganga Zumba, Joe Hirata and Tigarah but I'm looking for other recordings to put on a mix for a friend, including field recordings of the Asakusa Carnival or Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko. Have any suggestions?
Introduce me to some seriously awesome Brazilian music and/or Cuban and Argentinian music! [more inside]
I need to update my Brazilian music collection. What recent albums (last two years) by Brazilian artists should I buy? [more inside]
Who are good uptempo Brazilian musicians, people similar to Tania Maria?