Brazilian Song of the Day: MC Ludmilla

MC Ludmilla was known as MC Beyoncé, because, Beyoncé. But last year, she had dispute with her manager over money. He owned the name, so, after briefly quicting the music biz, she came back as MC Ludmilla. Beyoncé or Ludmilla, this is great carioca funk. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Michel Teló “Bará Berê”

This video is NSFW, unless you work someplace where you can get up and dance. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Junip

Who needs commentary with a track like this? A contemporary take on a Jorge Ben Jor classic. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Paula Fernandes and Shania Twain

Vivo en Las Vegas, EUA: Paula Fernandes e Shania Twain. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Caetano Veloso “Canto do Povo de um Lugar”

I’ve got exciting writing news. I’m working with a new critique partner/editor who has given me some challenging notes to work with. This means I’ve got a lot of hard writing work to do, so I’ll be devoting less time to researching music for #BSotD. At least for this week…the lure of new music may Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: Milton Nascimento e Mercedes Sosa

The long form version of this post is a history of folk music in Latin America. It would discuss how dissatisfaction with popular music denying the suffering of the vast majority of Cubans under the Batista dictatorship lead to an embrace of folk music. It would connect the Bastista regime to the military dictatorships in Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: Tavinho Moura e Fernando Brant

One of the great things about a project like #BSotD is stumbling across oddities. Sometimes, that’s a field recording of a style of music that has never made it to a label distributed in your country. Sometimes it’s looking for one thing and finding something totally different. I ran into Tavinho Moura e Fernando Brant’s Continue Reading →

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