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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.

Brazilian Music Day concerts in NYC + Rio…!

August 18, 2012

70 Years from NOW!

August 8, 2012


Yesterday Sandra Coutinho from Globo News did an interview here with Beco and B. about Brazilian Music Day.  One thing we showed them was a copy of Saludos Amigos, an album of songs from the Disney film of 1942.  This ‘album’ (three single discs in one wrapper) contains the Ary Barroso song “Aquarela do Brasil”  (Watercolors of Brazil, Decca Records, A-369 ).  This is probably the very first authentic Brazilian song that anyone in America ever heard, and was the first Brazilian song to be played a million times on Stateside radio.

We played the recording and all were struck by how vivid and clean the sound of this 78rpm shellac (that’s insect resin) disc from 1942 was.  And here’s the question: Will your songs on your i-phone or MP3 player sound good in 70 years…

Arizona Celebrates Brazilian Music Day

August 6, 2012

Ok, so they are working the weekend, but our pal DJ Seduce out in Scottsdale is one of the organizers of a massive celebration of Brazilian Music in a place just as hot as Rio!     So visit their site, have a look at all the events, and stop by on your way back to school!

Brazilian Summerfest + Beco = Big Fun!

July 20, 2012

Well Brazilian Music Day (Sept 7, 2012) is just about a month away and right now there is a Brazilian Summerfest going on in NYC, no doubt just to whet your appetite, and guess what?  Our own Beco Dranoff is hosting a show, giving you a preview, blowing you over with great music via Alt Latino on NPR.

So have a listen, go to some shows, and tell your friends about ARC’s

Brazilian Music Day