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Brazilian Symposium Friday @ Columbia

September 27, 2012

A quick reminder to all that on Friday Sept 28, from 3-5pm Columbia University will close our Brazilian Music Day with a Symposium @ the Casa Hispanica, 612 West 116th Street in NYC.

Whose Music Is It, Anyway?: The Politics of Property and Archives in Brazil, the Americas, and at Columbia

Participants: Carlos Sandroni, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Dylon Robbins, NYU; Alejandra Bronfman, U. of British Columbia; Aaron Fox, CU; moderated by Marc Hertzman.

Ales at Rio Carnival

September 19, 2012

OK, probably the last post of the Brazilian blog, and to end the event, I’ve loaded up a string of brief snippets from a film that I shot in 1999 onto the Brazilian Music Day page.  These are ales, or ‘wings’ that accompany the floats that parade in the Sambadrome during Rio’s carnival. If the women on the floats are the flesh, then the ales are the bones that make the carnival human. They come in blocs of color, wave after wave, and are a wonder to behold. Everyone should attend Carnival once – either the big-time one in Rio, a street version in Bahia, or in any of the cities in Brazil.

What Do Brazilians Like?

September 13, 2012

Radio elDorado fm ran a contest where listeners voted on their all-time favorite album – all part of ARC’s Brazilian Music Day.  And the winner is?

ELDORADO FM / Best Brazilian Record Vote Results
1- Los Hermanos: Ventura
2- Milton Nascimento  e Lô Borge: Clube da Esquina
3- Legião Urbana: Dois
4- Elis Regina e Tom Jobim: Elis &Tom
5- Raul Seixas: Krig-há, Bandolo!
6- Chico Buarque: Construção
7- Titãs: Cabeça Dinossauro
8- Novos Baianos: Acabou Chorare
Secos e Molhados: Secos e Molhados
10-Vários: Tropicália ou Panis Et Circenses
11- Roberto Carlos: Robertos Carlos
12- Racionais MC’s: Sobrevivendo no Inferno
13- Chico Science: Afrociberdelia
14- Cartola: Cartola
15- João Gilberto: Chega de Saudade
16- Lenine: O Dia em que Faremos Contato
17- Djavan: Luz
18- Tim Maia: Tim Maia
19- Maria Bethânia: Álibi
20- Jorge Ben: Samba Esquema Novo
21- Rita Lee: Fruto Proibido
22- Cássia Eller: Com Você…Meu Mundo Ficaria Completo
23- Maria Monte: Mais
24- Os Paralamas do Sucesso: Selvagem?
25- Cazuza: Ideologia
26- Gal Costa: Fa-Tal -Gal a Todo Vapor
27- Caetano Veloso: Cinema Transcendental
28- Paulinho da Viola: Nervos de Aço
29- Gilberto Gil: Refazenda
30- João Bosco: Caça à Raposa

Brazilian Music Marathon on WKCR

September 11, 2012

Radio – Full Day of  INCREDIBLE Brazilian Music Day on WKCR. 89.9fm

Sept 12 – 13. Wed, one pm – Thurs, one am. 12 hours of Brazilian Music in coordination with the ARC’s Brazil Music Day. With LIVE performances! 2pm Nanny Assys and friends / 330pm Dani Gurgel / 5pm Kay Lyra / 7pm Clarice Assad / 9pm Mais Um / 10pm Ze Luis / 12am Zooga Malaga.

Mais Um Discos Woodblock Poster

September 10, 2012

Mais Um Discos is a small UK based label dedicated to unearthing new and exciting Brazilian music.
The bonus to all their excavation is this poster that comes with their Oi! compilation, a free poster (96cm x 66cm) printed from a woodcut commissioned from Brazilian street artist Derlon Almeida and printed by Sao Paulo’s legendary Grafica Fidalga print workshop. Go to the bottom of their site to see this amazing printing process.

More Brazilian Events

September 8, 2012

The ACTUAL Brazilian Music Day may have passed, but the MUSIC and EVENTS keep on coming!

Like  the 24 hour marathon on WKCR Radio with 7 LIVE acts on Sept 12.  Or the community garden concerts in NYC tomorrow – plus many others listed on the site.  So have a look at all we’ve done and continue to party. Please face us,  tweet yer peeps and hit the ‘like’ button.

Up + Running

September 7, 2012

It’s Sept 7 + The ARChive’s Brazilian Music Day site is now up and running.  PLEASE have a look.

Make Your VOTE Count!

August 31, 2012

Democrat? Republican?  Brazilian – that’s the only VOTE that counts!!!

São Paulo’s Radio Eldorado FM in conjunction with the Archive of Contemporary Music and the music section C2+ Musica of newspaper O Estado de São Paulo invites you to vote online on your favorite Brazilian Record. The winning álbum Will be announced on September 7th as part of the global celebration of the Brazilian Music Day.

VOTE before Sept 4th by clicking on your favorite cover.

Just one of the remarkable things we’ve organized for Brazilian Music Day, Sept 7 – the website upo after Labor Day.  Have a nice Holiday you exceptional Americans, and don’t forget to VOTE

Visual Brazil

August 27, 2012

Two new adds to Brazilian Music Day are just in.  A film on new music making titled  “Industria Brasilieira.” by Carlos Franca and  S.H. Fernando Jr. @ WordSound Inc. and a slideshow of carnival from Wes Gillespie @ Streetjazz / Jazznet247, an online and live station hosted in Austria.  Images below – come by on labor day for full access to the Brazilian Day website!

Braziliance in Boston

August 22, 2012

Another weekend of Braziliance in Boston, organized by Filepe and the good folks at the Brazilian Women Group.  This is their 17th year of celebrating Brazil’s National Day, so we don’t deserve the credit – but they were nice enough to link us in to this great event.