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Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul'

May 28, 2013

Alejandro Jodorowsky: 'I am not mad. I am trying to heal my soul' by Xan Brooks for The Guardian Missing, believed lost, Alejandro Jodorowsky rolls into Cannes like a conquering hero. He has a room at the Croisette and a film in the directors' fortnight – a rambunctious sidebar away from the Palais. "I am like the rain, I go...

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The ABCs of Polysom, Brazil’s only vinyl pressing plant

May 28, 2013

The ABCs of Polysom, Brazil’s only vinyl pressing plant  by Gregory Scruggs for Wax Poetics Around the Praça Tiradentes in downtown Rio de Janeiro, used vinyl abounds. Vendors haul crates in with wheelbarrows and prop records up on building façades, lazily keeping an eye out for customers while they chat with taxi drivers and doormen. Start showing some interest they will quickly...

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What are the best Brazilian films of all time?

May 23, 2013

Sounds & Colours are currently working hard on a new Brazil project (more info here) and want to know their readers favourite Brazilian films of all-time are. They are putting together a list featuring some of our favourites and other acknowledged classics of Brazilian cinema such as City Of God, Black God White Devil and Central do Brasil Get voting!

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Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band at BFI, London

May 23, 2013

Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band screening + Q&A with Dan Forrer The amazing story behind the creation of one of the most influential albums in popular music. Set against the backdrop of social and political turbulence in the USA of the late 1960s, Sample This tells the amazing story of the creation of one of the most...

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Tropicalia UK Cinema screening dates

May 15, 2013

  Confirmed UK cinema screening dates for Marcelo Machado's 'Tropicalia' film: 7th July - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London 7th July - Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle, Stepney Bank, Newcastle 8th July - Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St  London 7-10th July - Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, London 13th July - The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 29th July - Woman Festival, Charlton Park,...

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Vamos! at The Blind Tiger in Brighton

May 15, 2013

  We are very pleased to be launching a brand new monthly club session 'Vamos!' at The Blind Tiger Club in Brighton on 22nd June. We will provide South American party vibes from Folk roots to Latin Jazz, Salsa and Samba, to Cumbia, Ska, Flamenco, the urban beats of Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Baile Funk and beyond. For the launch...

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Funk Globo: The Sound Of Neo Baile

May 13, 2013

Welcome to Neo Baile, a new take on the traditional sounds and aesthetics of Brazil’s Baile Funk (or Funk Carioca) that challenges the established order to create something new, exciting and forward thinking. We are extremely proud to present The Sound of Neo Baile compilation, featuring 14 unreleased and exclusive tracks from worldwide producers that reinterpret the love-it-or-hate-it Brazilian Baile Funk sound. The...

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The Lost Art of Record Store Bags

May 09, 2013

  Great little post from Ego Trip Land on Record Store Day featuring some classic carrier bags! Record Store Day – the international annual celebration of brick and mortar vinyl and CD shops that also serves as a mini stimulus for these vanishing retail outlets. Should you visit your local record shop to show some support (and you should) you may...

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Roger Ebert by Sudarshan Ramani

May 07, 2013

For the last few years Mr Sudarshan Ramani has been writing director biographies and synopsis for our film titles.  He recently found time to write a piece on the legendary American film critic Roger Ebert who sadly passed away in April of this year. In his life Roger Ebert achieved a level of fame and visibility greater than any writer on film...

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Passinho: The dance craze coming out of Rio's favelas (Part 2)

May 07, 2013

  The BBC have picked up on the Passinho movement that is sweeping Rio at the moment and produced a very interesting short video on it.  Red Bull posted an article back in April too. WATCH THE VIDEO Brazil may be best known for the samba, but a new dance - fuelled by YouTube and social media - is emerging...

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