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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.