Thursday, August 05, 2004

It's a Small World after all...

This lengthy article from Canada's Exclaim! music mag, called "Small World," has got to be the most exhaustive summary of the influence of Brazilian music on North American and British electronic-music deejays, hipsters, and jazzheads that I've ever seen. Beck, Byrne, Black Orpheus, Getz, Stereolab, Arto, and many many others are here (not exactly in chronological order, though), along with a recap of major movements in the music itself (ending with a plug for big-voiced Virginia Rodrigues, whom I just heard for the first time yesterday). Terrific explanation of just what it is I can't get out of my head, for those of you who might be wondering.

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