Daughter of Martinho da Vila, one of the greatest samba composers in Brazil, Mart’nália, was born and raised in a samba dynasty. Her delicate, small voice and singing style often reminds us of her father. However, there is only a slight resemblance in her new album. On “Não Tente Compreender” (don’t try to figure out)…Read More +
Red Hot’s recent album, Red Hot + Rio 2, is a tribute album to the legendary Brazilian musical movement, Tropicália. Recently, a new documentary approach on Tropicália had its Brazilian première during the It’s All True Festival, which ended last weekend in São Paulo. The festival is the biggest international documentary film festival in Brazil,…Read More +
Beirut performs “O Leaozinho” “A Sunday Smile” & “Postcards From Italy” at the March 27th 2011 Red Hot + Rio 2 Loft party. Part of the Red Hot Loft series that started with performances by the National, Yeasayer and the Dirty Projectors for the album Dark Was The Night….
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil (both featured on the new Red Hot + Rio 2, which drops today, June 28) returned to their native Brazil from political exile in the UK in 1972–both to fame and to fortune, and in Gil’s case to eventual high political office.
In a new documentary which recently had its North American premier at the somewhat clumsily-named 9th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil-New York these two men, along with their collaborators and fellow travelers (literal and metaphorical), reflect on their experiences in and out of what Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño called “the bloody open labyrinth of Latin America in the 70s.”
Aloe Blacc, in tan matching vest and slim slacks of a conservative yet undeniably stylish cut – not to mention a petit chapeau the same color as his shirt – simultaneously radiates a kind of youthful, artistic ingenuousness along with sophisticated, worldly charm.
At least, that was how he appeared on Sunday afternoon in the permanent midnight of the lobby of the W Hotel in Times Square, despite his obvious jet lag—he’d just flown in the hour before from a gig in Cannes and time in the north of France….
For me, the glory of tropicália has always lay in it’s contradictions. It’s music that is experimental yet pop, playful yet serious; it’s anything-goes attitude was completely at odds with the military regime of the time. It baffled critics, the public and officialdom but has now become a marker upon which new Brazilian music is…Read More +
click to purchase So – if you don’t follow Red Hot on Facebook (and if you don’t – WHY NOT??), you may not have heard – Red Hot’s next release is coming soon! Red Hot + Rio 2, a modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement and produced in partnership with Entertainment One Music…Read More +
The release Red Hot + Rio 2 is fast approaching and everyone at the office is getting really excited. I’ve been listening to 1960s Brazilian music all day and figured I’d post about the Tropicália movement. In 1964, Brazilian Armed Forces executed a coup d’état to remove João Goulart, or Jango, from power. The result…Read More +
Before I knew that Portuguese was a language, where Brazil was in the world, or who the Beatles were I knew Caetano Veloso. My parents listened to him all of the time, and my early childhood memories have a backdrop of Brazilian music. When my mother finally got to meet him after a concert in…Read More +