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and organizing the promotion of Brazilian music abroad, working with artists, record companies, distributors, exporters, collection societies and cultural entities. It carries out activities on behalf of the whole sector, including organizing seminars, and workshops, carrying out international market studies and trade fairs, and promotion (media, promotional material, the site www.bmatools.com, international showcases, and partnerships with foreign institutions, etc).
Projeto Comprador & Imagem
Nine music specialists from 5 countries spent 10 days in August of 2007 discovering new music in four Brazilian regions. The international participants attended showcases and seminars in the cities of São Paulo, Goiânia, Fortaleza and Salvador da Bahia. The program, known as Projeto Comprador e Imagem (Buyers and Image) was created by BM&A (Brasil Musica & Artes), an association that works to promote Brazilian music abroad, with support from APEX (Trade and Investment Promotion Agency). The nine professionals who participated in 2007 are Marc Benaïche of world music site Mondomix (France), Pat Berry of world music label Six Degrees Records (USA), publicist Jody Gillett of Free Associates (UK), Beverly Koeckeritz of video game giant EA Games (Canada), Tracy Mann of PR firm MG Limited (USA), Angel Romero of World Music Central (USA), Andrea Sbaragli of Bras.it (Italy), Jordy Trachtenberg of The Orchard (USA), and Tom Windish of Windish Agency (USA). The four regions chosen for 2007 were São Paulo, Goiânia, Fortaleza and Salvador. Each region presented BM&A proposals to host its projects. "Each region has its own musical styles and cultures, quite often isolated from the other states," says David McLoughlin of BM&A.
Sao Paulo, Brazil's Melting Pot The first day activities for the nine participants in the Comprador e Imagem project was a set of showcases in Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city. Sao Paulo's music is a reflection of the myriad of cultures that have met and fused there: European, African and indigenous. Sao Paulo has excellent cultural centers. Many of them are part of the SESC (Serviço Social do Comercio) system. SESC is a nonprofit institution of national scope. It was created in 1946 to promote Brazil's cultural and artistic development, and social welfare. Four showcases were held Saturday evening, August 11, at the beautiful SESC Vila Mariana. The first group to appear was a trio named Axial. The group played pieces from its most recent CD, Senoide. The music is a dreamy collection of songs that combine recreations of traditional music from Brazil, Haiti and Africa with electronica and jazz. The group's members are: Sandra Ximenex (vocals and keyboards), Felipe Julián (bass and computers), and Leonardo Muniz Correa (sax and clarinet). The next performance was an electric guitar fest by a legendary figure in Brazilian music. Rock guitarist Lanny Gordin performed in ther past with some of the biggest names in Brazilian music. He treated the audience to instrumental rock music with blues, jazz and Brazilian influences. Gordin has a brand new album titled Duos(Barravento Artes/Universal Music) where he is joined by many of his friends: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Chico César, Adriana Calcanhotto, and many more. The third act was Moises Santana, a charismatic singer who is categorized as MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). Santana blends pop, rock and electronica with Afro-Brazilian rhythms. The last performance of the night was by virtuoso jazz bassist Dudu Lima. He used acoustic and electric basses, showcasing a mix of contemporary jazz and Brazilian sounds. On Sunday, the 9 international guests participated in a seminar at SESC Vila Mariana. The group was split into two. The compradores group, formed by Pat Berry of world music label Six Degrees Records (USA), Beverly Koeckeritz of video game giant EA - Electronic Arts (Canada), Jordy Trachtenberg of The Orchard (USA), and Tom Windish of Windish Agency (USA) talked about their respective companies and mentioned the processes they follow to acquire new music or talent. The compradores were well chosen by BM&A. Video game company EA is a multibillion dollar enterprise with sports (FIFA) and simulation (The Sims) games that are popular worldwide. The video game industry is larger and generates more revenue than the movie industry. EA licenses hundreds of music tracks every year, which means tremendous international exposure to the artists selected. Pat Berry was invited as representative of the record labels. His company, Six Degrees Records, is an eclectic label that produces and markets world music and ambient recordings. It has been very successful with two Brazilian artists, Bebel Gilberto and CéU. Th e d i g i t a l d i s t r i b u t i o n i n d u s t r y wa s represented by Jordy Trachtenberg of The Orchard. The company is a leading digital distributor of music. It distributes music MP3s from independent record labels and independent musicians. The Orchard represents thousands of labels and artists spanning 73 countries and every music genre. It supplies music to eMusic, iTunes, MSN, Rhapsody, Napster and over 150 other digital music stores throughout the world. They provided valuable about how to approach their companies and how to present music.
Touring in North America was part of the agenda. American booking agent Tom Windish explained how booking agents in the United states work. He created the Windish Agency in 2004 and exclusively represents pop, rock, and world music artists for bookings in the USA and Canada. After the buyers came the second set of participants, the Imagem group, formed by Marc Benaïche of world music site Mondomix (France), independent publicist Jody Gillett (UK), Tracy Mann of PR firm MG Limited (USA), Angel Romero of World Music Central (USA), and Andrea Sbaragli of Bras.It (Italy). The journalists and PR experts provided expertise about the best ways to promote Brazilian music in their respective countries
During lunch there was a show by Orquestra de Rua at SESC Vila Mariana. The group includes street musicians who were organized by musician and conductor Livio Tragtenberg. The musicians come from various regions of Brazil as well as artists from Paraguay and Bolivia. The m u s i c a l i n f l u e n c e s i n c l u d e Ja p a n e s e , Paraguayan, Bolivian, and Nordestino music. Of special interest is an style performed by two musicians from northeast Brazil. "The style is called embolada, " says Livio Trachtenberg. "It is poetry improvised in a kind of question-answer structure with the pandeiro's rhythm. It is typical in the northeast of Brazil; it is our rap." Livio Tragtenberg is working on a new creation for next year mixing musicians from The Street Musicians Orchestra from Sao Paulo and members of his "Nervous City Orchestra" from Miami. They will be performing a new work first in Brazil and later in Miami, Florida, in 2008. After lunch, the nine international representatives had one on one meetings with Brazilian producers, musicians and record labels. In the evening, the nine participants were invited to a performance at the magnificent Auditório Ibirapuera by two outstanding instrumentalists, guitarist Yamandú Costa and legendary accordionist Dominguinhos.
Goiânia Rocks While Maintaining Tradition The second stage of the Comprador e Imagem project took the international group inland to the city of Goiânia, in the state of Goiás. Goiânia is one of the fastest growing urban centers in Brazil. It has also become the focal point for Brazilian rock. Several labels, specially the influential Monstro Records have turned Goania into Brazil's rock powerhouse. "Indie labels like Monstro Discos, Two Beers or Not Two Beers and Insetus flourished and have been crucial to support the local scene," says David McLoughlin of BM&A. "Fabricio Nobre, owner of Monstro Discos (where he still releases 7” coloured vinyl), also runs various music festivals and organized the ABRAFIN association. The main styles are alternative, indie rock and heavy metal."
During the afternoon, the local organizers took the comprador e Imagem group to the Complexo Memorial do Cerrado Pe Pereira, which is part of the Instituto do Trópico Subúmido (Universidade Católica de Goiás). The complex is an extensive area about 10 km south of Goiania. It includes a museum, a replica of a quilombo (settlements formed by the descendents of slaves that escaped from slave plantations ), a native Indian village and a traditional cerrado rural community with examples of the ancient tools used by settlers, including an alambique (a distillery). There are also botanical gardens with cerrado plant species. At the Complexo Memorial do Cerrado Pe Pereira, Goias folk group Sons de Cerrado treated the comprador e imagem grou to a private concert and later to a delicious meal of local dishes. Sons de Cerrado researches and recreates the traditional music of the region. The group has released several CDs, including the latest one titled Alumeia, o Cerrado que a velha canta. For the evening, the local organizers planned two sets of showcases at Centro Cultural Martim Cererê, located at Rua 94-A, Setor Sul - Goiânia. The concerts were held at its two small theaters called Pyguá and Yguá. Each venue is located in a former water tank that used to belong to the state's water system. The Yguá stage offered an eclectic mix of MPB, folk and electronic music. The second stage, Pyguá was dedicated to rock music. Roberto Correa gave a fascinating concert of solo guitar based on his research of Brazilian folk music. He used two different kinds of Brazilian guitars, the viola calpira and the rare pear-shaped viola de cocho, an instrument found in the state of Matto Grosso. Another highlight was Juraíldes Cruz. Several of the members of the comprador e Imagem group mentioned they really enjoyed rock bands Violins and Moveis Coloniais. The second day in Goiânia, Tuesday, was dedicated to seminars. The presentations were similar to the ones in Sap Paulo, although comprador e Imagem group adapted some of its material to make it more interesting and valuable to the audience. After lunch, there was a performance at Sebrae by musicians who recycle discarded industrial material to make musical instruments. Their performances also relate to environmental issues. In the afternoon, several producers and labels made brief presentations to the comprador e Imagem group. The evening showcases were primarily rock focused. They took place at the Bolshoi Bar. The bands featured were: Abluesados, Johnny Suxxx, retro band Sapatos Bicolores, and MQN. SEBRAE Goiás produced a double CD recently which focuses on the current music scene in the state. Titled Brasil Central Music, the album includes one CD dedicated to MPB and pop and another disc that focuses on rock.
A Visit to Fortaleza's Regional Record Fair The third stage of the comprador e Imagem project took the international visitors to the city of Fortaleza, in the state of Ceará, in northern Brazil. Although the usual seminars and showcases were in the schedule, the visit to Fortaleza took place in the middle of an annual regional music fair. The Feira da Música Ceará 2007 took place August 15 - 18. It was sponsored by SEBRAE Ceará and ProDisc, the association of record producers of the state of Ceará. The fair included a trade show, numerous music showcases at various locations, seminars and other activities. The majority of the musicians showcasing were from Brazil, from the states of Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Pará, Paraíba, Sergipe, Piauí, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, and Tocantins. There were also two acts from abroad participating in the showcases: a band from Argentina, Velenio Funk, and Italian group A67. The trade show included record labels, cultural organizations, professional audio, musical instruments, as well as a collector's vinyl and CD fair. "Over the past six years Ceará has developed various activities for organizing local music production with the involvement of ProDisc (the local association of record producers), the local Sebrae, and the annual Feira da Música de Fortaleza (the Fortaleza Music Fair)," says David McLoughlin of BM&A. "The local associations have produced 2 CDs - Ceará Original Soundtrack – to promote the local independent sector." With only two days in Fortaleza and so many bands performing, it was impossible to see it all. The showcase genres ranged from rock and pop to folk, world, funk, electronica and jazz. One of the groups that caused a great impression to some of the members of the comprador e Imagem group was O Quarto Das Cinzas. The group combines atmospheric music with Brazilian regional influences, electronic and pop music, poetry and various artistic elements. O Quarto Das Cinzas has an EP titled Chave. The band has a page on: www.myspace.com/oquartodascinzas. A special event that took place during the fair was the videotaping of a DVD featuring Brazilian Popular Music singer Cacau Brasil joined by renowned Brazilian musicians and international guests, including Alceu Valença, Flávio Venturini, a Macedonian dance company and percussionists from Morocco and Senegal. As in other Brazilian cities, Fortaleza has impressive cultural centers. Some of the activities were held at the beautiful Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura. The center has an extensive arts programming: music, theater, activities for children, dance, art exhibits and workshops
Salvador da Bahía, the Land of Afro-Brazilian Grooves
Restaurant, the first night of music showcases began. They were held in Pelourinho, the old historic center of Salvador, which is known for its beautiful pastel-colored buildings and beautiful squares. It is not difficult to find capoeira performers and street drummers during the evening. The first night of showcases in Bahia began with virtuoso guitarist Aderbal Duarte, playing Brazilian pieces with solo guitar arrangements. Next came MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) act, Luciano Salvador Bahía.
Lunch was served at a home food diner called Aconchego da Zulú. Following lunch, the Comprador e Imagem was split into two. While the Comprador group met with producers, the Imagem group was given a tour of the historical parts of the city. The showcases that night started with a choro group called novato, followed by Rebecca Matta. The third act was Quixabeira de Lagoa da Camisa. The group is formed by ten veteran, but lively, musicians and dancers who use traditional "samba de roda," farm folk drum beats, "chula," "boi de roça," and "reisado" to transmit and preserve their culture. Two loud rock bands performed a f t e r w a r d s , Va n d e x a n d Lampironicos. The nine visitors were taken to a nearby venue, a typical samba club, to catch a performance by singer Mariene de Castro. She specializes in nordestino (Northeastern) Brazilian styles such as ijexá, maracatú, embolada samba and sambade-roda, adapting them to her own musical language. Mariene de Castro became one of the favorite artists of the night, impressing the international audience with her captivating vocals, the trance-like rhythms of her band and the enthusiasm of the audience, all of whom were fabulous dancers. It was a magnificent closure for the visit to Salvador da Bahía.
The fourth and final stage of the Comprador e Imagem project took the international guests to Salvador da Bahía. Salvador is a city with a rich cultural background. Its special flavor derives from the fact that it is one of the Brazilian cities with a largest percent of descendants of African slaves. "Music plays a strong social and economic role in Bahia, much of its production being exported to the rest of the country, involving support from the local government, the private sector and various organizations," says David McLoughlin of BM&A. "But the musical diversity and quality of the region is not always to be found on the radio or TV and has little impact on the music industry." The 9 international guests, Marc Benaïche (France), Pat Berry (USA), Jody Gillett (UK), Beverly Koeckeritz (Canada), Tracy Mann (USA), Angel Romero (USA), Andrea Sbaragli (Italy), Jordy Trachtenberg (USA), and Tom Windish (USA), were welcomed at the Hotel Tropical da Bahia with an intimate reception that included refreshing caipirinhas (cachaça, sugar and lime) and a folk band. After a delicious dinner at lunch at the Lafayette
One of the highlights of the evening was the third concert, a performance by Mariella Santiago. Her Afro-Brazilian funk and R&B was energizing and captivating. Santiago has a charismatic personality, the m o v e s o f T i n a Tu r n e r , crisscrossing the stage wrapped in transparent plastic, and a wonderful voice, resembling Erykah Badu. Rock band Renei Jorge e os Ladroes de Bicicleta came next and the night ended with b erim bau master, Mestre Lourimbau, offering cool AfroBahian grooves combined with jazz. The following day, the regular seminar took place at SEBRAE.
Conclusion: a Kaleidoscope of Brazilian Music The Comprador e Imagem project put together by Brasil Música & Artes (BM&A) is an excellent concept: bringing a group of international music professionals, representing various aspects of the business, to meet with regional record producers and attend musical showcases.
A band that attracted the attention of several members of the Comprador e Imagem group was a pop group based in Fortaleza named O Quarto Das Cinzas. "I had a great time. My favorite band was O Quarto Das Cinzas," says Tom Windish, of the Windish booking agency in the United States. The Comprador e Imagem included Europeans as well. "I think that the "Comprador e Imagem" project was really an amazing chance we had to enter in contact with a lot of different kind of Brazilian artists, " says Andrea Sbaragli of Kizmaiaz and Bras.it. "The music scene of Sao Paulo, Goiania, Fortaleza and Salvador are really different and the many people we have met were a really fascinating part of the big kaleidoscope of Brazilian music. I think that for most of these people was really important to enter in contact with foreign music specialists. The same was for us to meet all this different kind of artists. I'm listening to all the promos people gave me and I will answer to everyone who wrote me asap. "I think that BM&A did a great organization together with SEBRAE and SESC. I hope something like this could be possible, staying for some days more in each city to understand better the p e c u l i a r i t y o f e a ch musical scene. the most were: In Sao Paulo: Dominguinhos with Yamandu Costa; Lanny Gordin; (so sad to have missed Tom Zè and Orquestra Imperial) In Goiania: Abluesados In Fortaleza: Montage, Kátia Freitas, Rosa de Pedra, Canários de Munin (so sad to have missed Wado) + O Quarto Das Cinzas. In Salvador: Mariella Santiago; Ronei Jorge e os ladroes de Bicicleta; Gal Costa, Mariene de Castro." "The live artists I enjoyed
My experience overall is that Brazil is a country w i t h a r i ch m u s i c a l t ra d i t i o n , f u l l o f "undiscovered" gems. Brazil has a smart policy of supporting the arts through the creation of numerous cultural centers and free concerts. The Brazilian people we met were gracious and generous. The food we were provided at different locations was delicious, specially the shrimp, fish and all the tropical fruits that are widely available fresh and in juice form. The passion fruit juices and the easily available coconut milk were a true delight. "Our Brazilian BM&A trip was a perfect combination of great people and good music," says Pat Berry of Six Degrees (American world music label). "One of the highlights was meeting all of the people who were part of the trip. Everyone was involved with a different aspect of the music business and was from a different part of the world. We learned a lot about the music of each region and had many interesting conversations with the local people. The musical highlight of the trip was an incredible performance by Mariene de Castro in Salvador on our final night together."
Some of the members of the Comprador e Imagem group were revisiting Brazil. "I really enjoyed our sidewalk lunch in São Paulo during our meeting break on the first full day we were in town," says Tracy Mann of MG Limited."I enjoyed the spontaneity of it and loved eating the food that I remembered from my teenage years. It was a great neighborhood spot. "Speaking of food," continues Mann. "I thought the highlight was our dinner in Fortaleza at Seu Faustino's. Such wonderful and sophisticated food served in humble surroundings by people who were very proud of their local produce, fish and wine. The rooftop garden was charming and unexpected. I had assumed that they had a small garden behind the restaurant, never imagining the clever raised bed set-up on the roof. We were so lucky on the last night of the trip to find ourselves in an authentic samba club in Pelourinho. The place was packed with sweaty young locals out for a great time. The energy was just electric. Most of all, it was the sensitivity, kindness and humor of this particular group of travelers that really made the trip so special." With that well said, I conclude this miniseries about our recent experiences in Brazil. On behalf of World Music Central, I truly appreciate this generous opportunity that was offered to us to discover and meet numerous Brazilian musicians and producers. I would like to thank the knowledgeable David McLoughlin of BM&A for the chance to participate in the Comprador e Imagem project, and his colleague Michel Nicolau, also of BM&A, for his patience and support throughout the trip.
(C) Text Copyright Angel Romero
Related Web sites: * BM&A, www.bma.org.br * APEX Brasil, www.apexbrasil.com.br * SEBRAE, www.sebrae.com.br * SEBRAE Goiás, www.sebraego.com.br * SEBRAE Ceará: www.ce.sebrae.com.br * SEBRAE Bahia, www.ba.sebrae.com.br * Fundação Cultural do Estado da Bahia (FUNCEB), www.fundacaocultural.ba.go v.br * SESC Vila Mariana, www.sescsp.com.br * Feira da Música Ceará 2007, www.feiramusica.com.br * Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura, www.dragaodomar.org.br * Electronic Arts, www.ea.com * Six Degrees Records, sixdegreesrecords.com * The Orchard, www.theorchard.com * The Windish Agency, www.windishagency.com * Brasil.it, www.bras.it * Mondomix, www.mondomix.com * MG Limited, www.mglimited.com * World Music Central, www.worldmusiccentral.org
going for almost 30 years. Next stop the immaculate Sesc Vila Mariana, one of over 200 Sesc cultural centres hosting discounted events for workers across Brasil. We meet up with artists, labels and distributors there. Sao Paulo’s underground scene is diverse – you’ll hear anything from sleek electronica to lo-fi post punk, social hip hop and metal samba… it’s all very vibrant and the musicians are a savvy crew. Epic levels of piracy hit Brasil decades ago, and the Brazilian independent music scene has many years of experience in dealing with the problems the UK record industry is only now facing up to. Microbusinesses that act as labels, agents, publicists, managers and publishers are common-place. Unsigned acts use online platforms such as tramavirtual.com.br to showcase and network. You find that private / public partnerships are behind anything from short-run CD manufacturers to festivals. It’s clear that Sao Paulo is a frenzied, buzzing hub of musical innovation. To the west, in the central state of Goiás, Goiânia is acknowledged as being the rock capital of Brazil. There is a high guitar-per-capita count and it’s perhaps the most likely city to produce the Brazilian version of the Arctic Monkeys. Goiânia’s music scene has a rising national profile, largely thanks to the label Monstro Discos, promoters of the Goiânia Noise Festival and co-founders of the Abrafin national festival circuit. They live to rock. The state is also famous for sertanejo music – the lush rolling plains make this a cattle-raising heartland and the twangy guitars and soulful laments conjure up the wide open spaces of the Brasilian backlands. Feel the call of the wild? Canyons, trails and waterfalls, thermal springs and a huge national park await. Later, at the Centro Cultural Martim Cererê there’s a festival going on, and it looks like every band in town is playing. There’s something touching about seeing all those rock kids watching sertanejo artists. The night begins with rootsy caipira played beautifully by Roberto Correa and ends with the explosive cartoon ska of Moveis Coloniais.
A MUSICAL JOURNEY by Jody Gillett Augusta, it’s thanks to you and Angelica that I discovered Consolação. Tom Ze’s samba-tinged ode to the avenues of Sao Paulo mapped out the city for us. Invited by Brasil Musica & Arte to seminars in 4 Brazilian cities, we are on a whirlwind journey into music as the ultimate expression of Brasilian diversity. Brasil Musica & Arte (BMA.org.br) is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote Brasilian music internationally through commercial, institutional and media partnerships. Supported by Apex - Brasil’s Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - the organization’s aim is to encourage a global platform for independent Brasilian music within a cultural context. Culture as a tangible export is a tricky business; you can’t package it and sell it by the kilo like coffee. But music does have the incredible potential of getting you to visit far off distant lands. We are only just discovering the immense riches of Brasil´s musical heritage. In a country as vast and culturally diverse as this, every state sounds different. São Paulo But first, a stroll down Tom Ze’s avenues. In Sao Paulo, the second largest city in the world, it feels like you can experience New York, Paris and Barcelona in one afternoon. Between the flyovers and skyscrapers you find leafy backstreets and the vibrant bohemian quarter Vila Madalena bohemian being code for lots and lots of cool bars. Downtown is the fabled Baratos Afins. Stacked with rare vinyl and new cd releases, it’s a landmark independent record store and label that has been
Fortaleza, capital of the North-Eastern state of Ceará, hosts the annual Feira da Música. The trade fair, seminars and showcases are a gateway to North -Eastern music and attract delegates from all over the country. At bars, concert-halls and street stages across the city you can catch bands like Fortaleza’s own electro-punk thrashers Montage – the first Brasilian band to play in the virtual world of Second Life – and the stunning folkloric ensemble Canários de Munin from Maranhão who get the whole street dancing coco and ciranda. During the day, the Mercado Central is crammed with all kinds of traditional wares, from hammocks to hats and poetry. Cafés offer fantastic fresh food – help yourself to your favourite Brasilian dishes and pay according to the weight of your plate. Ceará is well-known for its superb beaches – if your thing is dunebuggy rides and lively bars, then head to the east of Fortaleza to funky Canoa Quebrada. Or go west to the white sands and azure seas of the staggeringly picturesque Jericoacoara. Salvador is the oldest and most historic city in Brasil - with deep cultural connections to Africa and spectacular colonial architecture. UNESCO declared the old quarter –Pelourinho – a World Cultural Heritage site, and it’s there that Gal Costa, one of Bahia’s most famous daughters, plays a free open-air concert. The square is packed with thousands of people of all ages and the entire crowd sing every word of every song along with her – it’s a gorgeous, magical moment. The free show is one of many initiatives kick-started by the new Secretariat of Culture to keep music high on the agenda in the state that gave us such huge stars as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Dorival Caymmi. Later on, we find emerging talent Mariene de Castro singing at her regular Saturday night samba da roda party, which is a definite must! Since the 1930s, the Sorveteria da Ribeira, in the Cidade Baixa has been concocting famously delicious ice creams; including tropical fruit flavours that are so good they’ll have you wondering whether ice cream should qualify for Unesco Cultural Heritage status. Have a double scoop of Cupuaçu. Save the Amazon! End We are at the end of our trip – the diversity of music has been stunning and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Across Brazil new creative hubs are abuzz. Manguebeat, the most significant cultural movement since Tropicália, burst out of Recife. Once considered a provincial backwater, the city is now a vibrant musical centre. As we speak, on the edge of the Amazon, Belém’s technobrega rave scene and hooky surf guitar outfits are causing a riot. Will an eco-tourism boom and mega beach parties make Pará the next cultural hotspot? We fly out of Sao Paulo, home to CSS, a band who, more than any other right now, are a huge international success story for music made in Brasil. Are they representative of Brasilian culture? Absolutely - they’re inspired and original and there’s nothing more Brasilian than that. Source: JungleDrums Magazine - http://www.jungledrums.org/english/edicao_mes.htm
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