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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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Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London

May 07, 2013

Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London pitches some of the hottest acts from the London bass scene against their counterparts from Salvador, Brazil’s bass capital in the state of Bahia. The bands will hit the UK following ground-breaking Bass Culture Clash performances together in Bahia, with festival shows in Salvador’s iconic Pelourinho neighbourhood. London’s formidable dancehall soundsystem The Heatwave will be bringing...

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Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE on Kozintsev's 'Hamlet'

Apr 30, 2013

Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre very kindly recalls for us the first time he saw Kozintsev's 'Hamlet': I can remember vividly the day I saw the powerful 1964 film of Hamlet by Grigori Kozintsev -- twice. I was a 13-year old in a suburb of Manchester, keen on Shakespeare in a rather English sort of way....

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Most Influential Brazilian Albums Of All-Time?

Apr 26, 2013

Sounds & Colours need help to choose the 20 Brazilian albums that will make up an article entitled  “The 20 Most Influential Brazilian Albums Of All-Time?”, which will be featured in their upcoming Sounds and Colours Brazil book. "We are planning to launch our S&C Brazil book in August/September, but are in serious need of funding for the project. If...

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Hamlet featured in A Celebration of 100 Years of the Critics’ Circle

Apr 26, 2013

We released Kozintsev's 'Hamlet' in 2012 and are delighted to hear that the film has been included in 'Critics’ Circle' centenary celebrations at the Barbican in London. The oldest organisation of its kind in the world, the Critics’ Circle – a professional association of critics of cinema, drama, art, architecture, music and dance – is 100 in 2013. To celebrate, we have...

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Essential Brazilian Albums: Part One

Apr 23, 2013

Well, it's about time we finally posted this one; the first in our series of must have Brazilian albums.  Solid albums from start to finish though - easier said than done.  Here are six we rate to kick off the series: Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube da Esquina A truly seminal record in Brazilian music history.  'Clube da...

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Jorge Ben and Lula Cortes vinyl LP's on Beat Delete

Apr 22, 2013

We've teamed up with BeatDelete to offer a brand new way of buying vinyl records; we post up titles either out of print or never previously released on vinyl and when the minimum number of orders is reached it gets pressed up. We are launching with the following titles: Various Artists - Tudo Ben: Jorge Ben Covered 3xLP Never previously...

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Branko - Drums, Hums & Slums Mixtape

Apr 17, 2013

The result of seven long years of musical growth and constant research, the roots of ‘Drums, Slums & Hums’ began with Buraka Som Sistema and continued with Branko’s ability to spread his message through international an amalgamation of rhythms, earning him the nickname ‘the Anthony Bourdain of ghetto music.’  ‘Drums, Slums & Hums’ takes this wider via hip-hop, house and...

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