Since 1991 the band Skank from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, hit the Brazilian music scene with an infectious mix of reggae, ska, pop and ballads. As their influences, the band likes to refer to the English and American pop music from the sixties and seventies, like the Beatles, The Police,… Read More →
BrazilNYC has a new design! # Oh, I am really happy with the new design now.:-)) # We’ll be meeting with Ernesto Neto tomorrow afternoon. Hiew new work is displayed at the Park Avenue Armory gallery in NYC. # BrazilNYC will be interviewing artist Ernesto Neto tomorrow morning. His new… Read More →
One of the highlights of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which took place from April 22 to May 3, was the documentary Garapa (2008), by acclaimed Brazilian helmer José Padilha (Elite Squad, Bus 174).
In an unprecedented encounter organized by Jazz critic Ben Ratliff, singers Gal Costa and Cassandra Wilson listened to some of the songs that influenced their musical careers.
Here’s the first part (with English subtitles) of our interview with João Moreira Salles, the director of Santiago (2007), Entreatos (2004), Nelson Freire (2003) and Notícias de uma Guerra Particular (1999). In 1992, Mr. Salles began shooting a film about Santiago, the butler in his childhood home who left an indelible mark upon the family…. Read More →