Cafezinho: Beco Dranoff

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 06/27/2013 - 09:28 am

beco dranoff

Who is he? Brazilian/American producer, consultant, composer, filmmaker.

Why is he important? When it comes to Brazilian music, he’s New York’s ‘go to’ guy.


If you’re a Brazilian music fan, chances are pretty good that you’ve already met Beco – residing in the liner notes and credits of dozens of albums like the soundtrack for ‘Next Stop, Wonderland’, ‘Red Hot+Rio’ and Bebel Gilberto’s ‘Tanto Tempo Remixes’. Lately, he’s received ink of a different sort – the form of glowing reviews for his film with co-producer Guto Barra, ‘Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music’ a look at the resurgence of Brazilian music in culture through the last 60 years. Now, he’s taken on a new gig, helping to head up Brazilian World Music Day, with international event design to highlight the important role our favorite music plays in our daily lives.


If you missed the inaugural edition in 2012, you can relive some of it by clicking here.