Trailerama: Beyond Ipanema – America’s Love Affair with Brazilian Music

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.


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2 Responses to “Trailerama: Beyond Ipanema – America’s Love Affair with Brazilian Music”

  1. Guto Barra Says:

    Hi there.
    I LOVED what you wrote about the film! Thanks!! Please also be aware that there is newer (and even more exciting!) trailer floating around.
    Check it out:

    Also, the name of the film was changed to BEYOND IPANEMA – BRAZILIAN WAVES IN GLOBAL MUSIC.

    Cheers!! Guto Barra

  2. The Great SXSW 2010 Preview Dump: 24 Beats Per Second « SquallyShowers Says:

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