A cinematic journey of discovery

Many of us have “the tip of the iceberg view” of Brazilian music. We know bossa nova, Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes and some may even have heard of Elis Regina or Seu Jorge. But there’s so much more to be found below the waterline.

Oba! Sounds of Brasil! will take its audience on a cinematic journey of discovery underneath that iceberg. Oba! Sounds of Brasil! will explore the impact of Brazilian music on all genres of popular music, TV commercials, feature film soundtracks and club or house music to explore why and how the Brazilian beat is so beloved.

We will use film and TV clips, interviews, stock and archival footage and a series of evangelists and narrators to guide us as we document the powerful and profound impact of the Brazilian sound on the world music scene.

Oba! Sounds of Brasil! is a love letter to Brazilian music and the Brazilian sound. Oba! Wow!

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I Love Lucy: Be A Pal (Carmen Miranda)
Lucy singing Mama Yo Quiero (I Miss Mama). The lip synch on Carmen Miranda is pretty fun especially when the speed... more

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Bjork “Isobel”
Bjork dedicated this song to the late Brazilian singer Elis Regina. And of course this mix was produced by Eumir... more

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The Boom, Far Eastern Samba
Kazufumi Miyazawa has been called the Japanese David Byrne, Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel rolled into one, in part because of his fascination with world music in general... more

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“The perfect combination of melody, harmony and rhythm.”

George Duke, artist

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“It is probably the most seductive music on the planet!”

Tom Schnabel, radio host