NeoBrazilians is curated by Brazilian journalist/producer based in New York Aline Ridolfi, who dedicated most of her career to writing about music and promoting independent artists throughout the country.
While in New York, she now writes for the Brazilian Office of Music Exportation's website, and creates content and curates musical projects for open-minded brands who decide to adventure themselves in the indie world.
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NeoBrazilians on 11/20/2012 at 03:45PM
"Quincas" is part of the soundtrack of Brazilian film Quincas Berro Dágua, based on a novel from Brazilian author Jorge Amado, originally named "A Morte e a Morte de Quincas Berro d'Água." I've never seen the film, but the book... actually, the author, is one of my favorites.
The story happens in the Northeastern state of Bahia - from where the writer is from; a place full of beaches and known for a society of very calm and easy-going people. Quincas, the main character, lives a low-profile life until one day, fed up of his own style, decides to let loose and enjoy life. He dies twice, and that's basically all I can say without spoiling it.
I came across this soundtrack from well known Brazilian composer and producer Beto Villares and thought this song was beautiful. Very representative for those who know the character. Very easy to listen to if you're just browsing around, searching for some new music.
NeoBrazilians on 11/15/2012 at 01:41PM
The key for listening to this November Compilation of Brazilian songs is to... wait for the unexpected.
Even though there are a lot of different styles in this group of tracks (rock, trip-hop, electronic, hip-hop, cumbia, carimbó, experimental, instrumental), we can say that almost all of them do a great job of playing around with the rhythm and order of things. If the first 20 seconds of the track are not exactly your style, wait for the next 20 seconds, and it will probably change drastically.