Gracenote generously donated the initial funding for both Brazilian and Muslim Music Days. Gracenote provides metadata on sound recordings for various music vendors, including iTunes. Thanks to all the good people there, our original contact Craig Palmer, Mike Gubman who parsed their metadata for our discography and President Stephen White. These folks 'got it' when most people scratched their heads.
Columbia University Libraries provided encouragement and funding. Thanks to Head of Libraries James Neal, Elizabeth A. Davis at the Wiener Music & Arts Library, and our pal Greg Mosher.
Béco Dranoff is the co-director of the Brazilian Music Day project and our invaluable point man in New York and Brazil. Béco co-founded the Ziriguiboom label (Bebel Gilberto, Celso Fonseca, DJ Dolores and more), is co-producer of the Red Hot + Rio benefit projects (1996 & 2011), co-producer of Beyond Ipanema a feature film documentary, and the host/producer of Sonoridade, a monthly online radio program dedicated to all genres of Brazilian music.
Funding and support for our Brazilian research trip came from Zero Freitas and his representative in New York, Allan Bastos. Thanks to them we met a ton of great people, had a safe and relaxing visit and greatly grew our collection. Other to thank include Ricardo Cravo Albin who gave us a tour of his impressive archive, Fabiano Canosa, and Charles Gavin who donated a signed copy of his Bossa Nova book. Also thanks to the generous folks who hosted out introductory talks; Pedro Rivera @ Studio X in Rio and the lovely Souza Family - Carla Poppovic, Adriana Souza and Rifka Souza @ NOSSOESTUDIO in Sao Paulo.
< Hey look, it's Allan on the beach in Rio!
Open is design for people. They're an independent design studio that creates rewarding experiences for people who look, read, and think. ARC wants to thank the inspired folks at Open who created the design, look and feel of the original website. Rich Watts did the coding. This year Cat Kirk created the wallpaper. Owner Scott Stowell was above it all.Open: art direction and design
Amit Werber was once at Open and now a freelancer who devoted a great deal of time this year to ARC websites, including this one.
Here's the inspiration for the great wallpaper (the green surround background on the site), crafted and adapted by Cat Kirk, who can't wait for Scandinavian Music Day! Image from one of B's carnival films from 1999.
The Internet Archive preserves the Internet. They scan millions of books and save billions of sites, and they are very nice to ARC. They will be preserving all the versions of Brazilian Music Day in a dedicated space and all the URLs that passed through this project. If you loose them, you can get them back. Thanks to Brewster Kahle and June Goldsmith.
By the way, the IA has made possible the scanning of all of our music books here at ARC, including our Brazilian ones.
B.George + Beco Dranoff in the stacks.