Brazilian Song of the Day: “Take It Easy My Brother Charlie”

I’m back from spending time with my family, including my brother Charlie, so sharing a bunch of variations of Jorge Ben Jor’s wonderful song, “Take It Easy My Brother Charlie” seemed like an easy win. Here’s Jorge Ben’s version, from his 1969 eponymous album with Trio Mocoto. That same year, Tres Som released a great Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: “Tá Saltinha”

I stumbled across an electro funk cover of “Tá Saltinha,” but wasn’t sure who the artist was—Electro Funnk? Milton Paradella, the uploader? An unnamed artist? Whomever is responsible, this is a great track. But in searching for the artist, I discovered “Tá Saltinha” was probably a sertanejo universitário hit by Thiago Bravo, who wrote the Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: DJ Cremoso

The tecnobrega parade continues with DJ Cremoso. If you had any doubts about the cheesy ’80s pop influences, take a casual listen. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Gang do Eletro

Tecnobrega is sticking around. When I popped onto youtube, this video was at the top and, wow! What a great song and dance. Drop your holiday plans and go dancing. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Gaby Amarantos

I’m going with more tecnobrega today. Funk carioca is great, but it can wait. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Banda Uó

I promised funk carioca until Christmas. I’m reneging because I’ve discovered a fantastic new style of Brazilian music, tecnobrega. Tecnobrega (“cheesy techno”) is all about remixing ’80s sounds. It’s aptly named—big, brash, and unapologetically cheesy. I might get back to funk tomorrow. Or I might seek out some more tecnobrega. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Deize Tigrona

If we’re going to be honest—I know, why?—we’ll have to admit this week of #BSotD hasn’t got off to a good start this week. Or any sort of start at all. There are reasons, but we’re not going to be that honest. Instead, we’re going to get back on track with an exciting bit of Continue Reading →

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