He who is tired of Brazilian music is tired of life. When the bug bit America, it bit bad. Carmen Miranda became an international star. Orson Welles lost himself in the fleshpits of Rio. The tropicalia movement inspired Talking Heads’ David Byrne and a host of indie rockers. Guto Barra‘s documentary pays lip service to all the cultural exchange stuff, but like the best Brazilian bop, this is a film that encourages the audience to think with its hips.
Trailerama: Beyond Ipanema – America’s Love Affair with Brazilian Music