Brazilian Music Day is an online effort to identify and catalog all the recordings of Brazilian Music throughout the world, and introduce you to ideas and music from this vibrant culture. It will remain active as an online resource to make this culturally significant body of work readily available to people around the globe for study and enjoyment.Read More
The ARChive presents:
a free, permanently available, online database of Brazilian recordings and their locations around the world.
Sept. 28, 3-5pm.Casa Hispànica. Participants: Carlos Sandroni, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Dylon Robbins, NYU; Alejandra Bronfman, U. of British Columbia; Aaron Fox, CU; moderated by Marc Hertzman. NOTE later date, as our DAY is so early in the academic year. see fab poster + read all about it CU library Brazilian music resources
Sept 7. 8pm. Sergio Mendes makes a rare appearance in NY. Concert Hall at The New York Society For Ethical Culture, NYC. info
Anytime after Labor Day! On demand online netradio offers four special programs and a slideshow, Dreams of Rio with Wes + Fabi, BG's Sound Spheres with Bruce Gilman, The Lelia Russo Latin American Show, and a special with Wes on STREETJAZZ.
Sept 7. 12.30pm. British Library, London. Free. "The Meanings of Music in Brazilian Culture" by Prof. Treece, Camoens Professor of Portuguese, King's College and author of the forthcoming book: Brazilian Jive - from Samba to Bossa and Rap event info insight-Brazilian holdings @ library
Sept 7. 12-1:30pm. Out to Lunch Series, Freeway Park, Seattle, WA. Traditional + contemporary music + dance by Seattle based international troupe. info
Sept 7. 1pm CST. Alumni Center, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Etnomusicologists show their choro chops between presenting papers @ BRASA Confab.
Sept 7. 6-7pm EST. WUMD 89.3 FM + online @ www.893wumd.org, live, Dartmouth, MA. info
Sept 7. 6:30-7:30pm Wabash College, WNDY 91.3, Crawfordsville, IN. Dr. Ivette Wilson plays classic Bossa to honor the 50th anniversary of "Garota de Ipanema." go to station
Sept 7. 8pm. Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, NYC. Flute and piano duo Sergio and Lucia Barrenechea perform works by Brazilian classical composers. info
Sept 7. Midnight. Nublu 62 Ave C, NYC. Bahian vocalist + percusionist member of Stomp.
Sept 7. 9pm. World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA. a "tornado of rhythm and sound" (Philadelphia City Paper) info
Sept 7 + 8. 22h. Tom Jazz, Sao Paulo, Brasil. An evening with this young singer songwriter. info
Sept 7. 10pm-2am, CST. Jupiter's, Champaign, Il. The Luso-Brazilian Assoc. mixes fuzzy drinks from two hemispheres! go to invite
Sept 7. 6-9pm, PT. Finch's, La Jolla, CA. Bossa Nova originals with Brazilian Portuguese lyrics. Tony's info
Sept 8, This just in: "Hi, we're joining this celebration, dedicating part of our next show to Brazilian Music Day." listen
Sept 8. 6-10pm. New Paltz, NY. Party with Scott Kettner. info
Sept 8. 8:30pm. SOBs presents at their early show, NYC. Then cool down with their fabulous Bossa Nova Brunch Sunday, Sept 9, starting @ noon. info
Sept 8 + 9. Two chances to hear this jazz duo at Somethin Jazz on the 8th @ 9pm + at our favorite uptown venue, the Shrine, Sept 9. 8 pm info
Sept 9, Sunday. Sets at 8:00, 10:00, and 11:30pm. Village, NY. The best of Brazilian Jazz led by the pianist & composer Cidinho Teixeira tonight with Greta Panettieri. info
Sept 12 - 13. Wed, one pm - Thurs, one am. 12 hours of Brazilian Music in coordination with the ARC's Brazil Music Day. With LIVE performances! 2pm Nanny Assys and friends / 330pm Dani Gurgel / 5pm Kay Lyra / 7pm Clarice Assad / 9pm Mais Um / 10pm Ze Luis / 12am Zooga Malaga. info on streaming show info
Sept 12. 19h30. Teatro Rival Petrobras. Rua Alvaro Alvim, 33 - Cinelandia - Rio de Janeiro. info
Sept 14. 7:30pm. Hamburg, Germany. Singer songwriter Rosa Morena Russa + artist Pavel Ehrlich, offer "Russian samba" and Slavic "saudade." info
Sept 14 - 15. Ouro Preto, Brazil. 11th edition of this jazz fest that mixes Brazilian and international artists. info in Portuguese
Sept 21-23. sets 7:30 + 9:30pm. Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York. info
Beginning Sept 7, the State with the coolest capital city name on the planet - Belo Horizonte - began collecting recordings and metadata for this project. You will be seing the info added to the database next week. Thanks to the local government and Lailah Gouvea Aburachid @ Programa Música Minas/Fórum da Música de Minas for making this all happen.
Essay by Emmanuelle Saliba on emergence of Rio's Baile Funk music as a social movement in the 1970s. Ms Saliba also provides a shortlist of favorite funk carioca songs and links here.
This map indicates the birthplace or incubator of the many genres and styles of Brazilian music, state by state. Authors Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha crafted it for their book, The Brazilian Sound. They ask that the map not be copied or reprinted without permission. see LARGE map
Chris' next book, The Brazilian Music Book: Brazil's Singers, Songwriters
and Musicians Tell The Story of Bossa Nova, MPB, and Brazilian Jazz and Pop is out Oct 15, and he has graciously
allowed us to offer you a glimpse of the opening introduction.
click to read
Scholar Daniella Thompson has a few wonderful sites and here's a link to her history of Praca Onze (Square Eleven). Vanished landscape, birthplace of samba, history of early Brazilian recordings - its all part of this history of a public space, inspiration to a host of great songs, dancers, authors and musicians.
Will offer a Berimbau class in the morning and a 'Roda' - to improve your cool moves - in the afternoon. Sept 8, UK.
You can read or download the preface and introduction to Frederick Moehn's excellent Contemporary Carioca: Technologies of Mixing in a Brazilian Music Scene (Duke University Press, 2012). Mr. Moehn is Lecturer in Music at King's College London in the UK. Our pals at Afropop also publish an interview and overview with Mr. Moehn, Rio 2: Samba Strikes Back
On Sept 7, Charles Perrone will speak on Eco-visualizations in Contemporary Brazilian Lyric. Others at the confab will cover topics on classical and popular forms and ideas. Centered @ the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 6-8
Elizabeth Davis + Sean Knowlton up @ Columbia have put together a display case of Brazilian materials in their collection. Drop by and see.
I've always been drawn to a certain type of torch or maybe tortured singer - short dark cropped hair, nervous, vulnerable - from Helen Morgan to Judy Garland to Elis Regina. Here's an all too familiar song, performed remarkably by Elis. I'm also quite fond of list songs, and this is one of the best. Here's what I wrote about Jobim's "Águas de Março" ("Waters of March") a while back.
Nice blog entry just for us on history of Choro and performance practice from the good folks at the Choro Music Blogspot.
On Brazilian Music Day Programa Música Minas / Fórum da Música de Minas will launch their campaign to collect the music from the State of Minas Gerais and donate this material to ARC. Thanks to Lailah Gouvea Aburachid for organizing.
London based and Brazilian centric FarOut Records is the first label to send us complete metadata on their digital releases. This is a good first step in our creation of a Digital Librarian and our Born2Loose cataloging project. Of course they also sent their physical material, and all the info is entered on our database page.
As I was leaving the ARC, after 22 hrs straight of html hell, I noticed quite a few events that were a part of Brazilian Music Day, but they forgot to tell US! Like the amazing radio and live event on WKCR, Sept 12. So I walked over to hear Brazilian DJ Miller Cruz who was throwing a party at Churracaria Tribeca. Digital CD turntables and a Macbook, using a baby grand as a mixing table, such is the modern world. But the sounds were mello, cachaça flowing, a nice cap to a great day.
Globo News did an interview with Beco and B. last month and we showed them a copy of Saludos Amigos, an album of songs from the 1942 Disney film. The 'album' (three single discs in one wrapper) features the Ary Barroso song "Aquarela do Brasil" (Watercolors of Brazil) on Decca Records, A-369. This was one of the 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.
What is remarkable is how vivid and clean the sound of this 78rpm shellac (that's insect resin) disc from 1942 is. And here's the question: Will your songs on your i-phone, i-pod or MP3 player sound this good in 70 years?