There is only one negative aspect in relation to Urban Orishas (or “Orixás Urbanos” in Portuguese). It is too short. This ten-minute documentary should be at least one hour long. The way it mixes religion, life in the... Read Article
Tent of Gypsy Passage (Tenda Caminho Cigano) is located in the working class town of Nilópolis, one and a half hours by public transport from Rio de Janeiro. I arrive there with my Brazilian friends who are used... Read Article
Similar to the origins of rap in the US, renowned Brazilian rap artists such as Gabriel O Pensador and Criolo incorporate social and ethnic issues into their lyrics. The topics range from social inequalities and racial tensions to... Read Article
Here we present our first ever mix from Epic Vinyls from Brazil aka DJ Contracapa, a Danish musicologist and huge Brazilian music fanatic. This mix seeks to show the deep connection with Africa that exists in Brazilian music,... Read Article
In the latest of Vincent Moon‘s Petites Planetes series he documents a music and dance ritual in Belém do Para, capturing the Umbanda Afro-Brazilian religion in one of it’s purest incarnations.
Out of all the Brazilian artists who came to the fore in the late 60s/early 70s Tim Maia was the one that embodied the rock ‘n’ roll spirit the most. His favourite cocktail was cocaine, cannabis and whiskey,... Read Article