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BRASILEIRINHO


Year: 2005
UK: Dogwoof Pictures
Cast: Teresa Cristina, Paulinho da Viola, Trio Madeira Brasil, Yamandu
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Countries: Switzerland / Finland / Brazil
Language: Portuguese (English subtitles)
UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 12A
UK Release Date: 23 March 2007 (Limited Release - London East End - Genesis Mile End)


Synopsis

BRASILEIRINHO is a 90-min musical documentary film that remembers the history about Choro, the first genuinely Brazilian urban music. Back in the late 19th century in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian musicians started to blend European melodies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and the melancholic interpretation of the Brazilian Indians' music to create Choro. Choro is credited as being the first musical expression of Brazil's melting pot and had a prominent place in the development of Brazil's cultural identity. Choro remained a major popular music style until the 1920s, leading directly into Samba and later to Bossa Nova. After a slight decline in popularity, Choro music has made a remarkable comeback over the past few decades.










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