Brazil or Brasil

14 07 2009

ARC is busy building a comprehensive Brazilian collection here at the Library.  To our shame there is currently no major institution in the States actively building a comprehensive collection of this great music.

Our chief advisor in all this has been Béco Dranoff.  I have known Béco as a DJ and producer (Bebel Gilberto, Red Hot + Rio)  for many years, but now he is a film maker, and launches his latest career in a spectacular fashion this Friday at the MoMa in NYC.

So do try and get one of the few tickets left for “Beyond Ipanema: Ondas brasileiras na música global (Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music”)  This Friday, July 17, 2009, 8:00 p.m.  It’s good enough to launch the series of summer films at the museum.

Written and directed by Guto Barra, Béco Dranoff, here’s the pitch from the MoMa site – “For decades Brazilian music has captivated audiences worldwide. What makes Brazilian music such a powerful force? Why does bossa nova still lure DJs and producers fifty years after it was created? Why does the Tropicália movement resonate so deeply with the alternative-rock crowd? Beyond Ipanema explores the Brazilian music experience outside of Brazil, accompanied by a specially curated soundtrack featuring Brazilian classics reinterpreted by a new generation of artists. World premiere. 89 min.”

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/7005

http://www.brazilnyc.com/2009/07/beyond-ipanema-brazilian-waves-in-global-music/

Back to ARC : The Brazilian Collection is growing rapidly – watch this space for new developments!

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