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Review: Milton Nascimento's 'Courage'

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/06/2017 - 02:37 pm

Time Machine
Rio de Janeiro, October 22, 1967. We’re in the studio audience at TV Globo, Brazil’s top network, just in time to catch the balloting results for the 2nd International Festival of Song competition. Gutemberg Guarabira wins, going on to become a footnote in the history of MPB while a young songwriter by the name of Milton Nascimento claims second place, along with the prize for ‘best performance’ with his song ‘Travessia’ (Bridges).
He survives some pretty stiff competiton from a songwriting field that includes Chico Buarque, Sergio Mendes and Dori Caymmi. He also survives the judges – all but one were prepared to cut him after the firs ...

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1967 The Year That Changed Everything

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 12/06/2017 - 02:06 pm

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1967's Summer of Love turned out to be Brazil’s winter of discontent. This week, you can catch our streaming special on one of the most important years in Brazilian music. 

The Year That Changed Everything
Few years resonate with more energy and contrast that 1967 in Brazil, and for those who follow such things (like us, for example), it’s a year that could be easily overlooked at first glance.
After all, the years that gr ...

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The Story Behind The Sergio Mendes Al...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/29/2017 - 10:58 am

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Sergio's Start
Taking the cable car ride up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain will give you a great view of the bay that defines Rio de Janeiro. It’s called Guanabara and back in January 1500, Portuguese explorers thought it was the mouth of a great river – a moment out of time that gave the city its name: River of January.
A sharp eye will pick up on the eight-mile bridge that spans Guanabara Bay, connecting Rio to its siste ...

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Exploring Kenia's Brazilian Jazz

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/22/2017 - 12:52 pm

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The Soulful Warmth of Brazil
A warm voice that's instantly recognizable with the smoky warmth of a Brazilian churrasco: That’s Kenia, one of the best when it comes to vocalists defined by our Brazilian American community.
It's been an interesting “road less traveled” for Kenia. Before moving to the US in 1980, she worked Rio's nightclub circuit and listened to a wide variety of pop and jazz ...

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