Following on the success of the summer edition of Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series, the program continues through the fall with a special edition dedicated to celebrate the best of Brazilian music. In the past few years, numerous filmmakers have turned the camera to follow and record the great tradition of Brazilian music producing various documentary feature films celebrating the diversity, vitality and influence of Brazilian music worldwide.
One of current theme that emerges in these three films selected for the series, is the important role that New York has played in Brazilian music. This bond is revealed in the intimate relationship that some musicians from the South American country have developed with city, as well as the ongoing musical exchange between New York and Brazil.
Combined together, the three films take us from the early years of Brazilian music in Hollywood in the 40's through the days of Bossa Nova, Tropicaliá and MPB and bring us right into the current "sampling " scene in New York and Brazil. Along the way we experience all the great classic songs and important artists of Brazilian music and meet with international artists like Pedro Almodóvar, David Byrne and Michelangelo Antonioni, who like so many have been influenced by the ongoing Brazilian music wave. In addition to the three acclaimed feature documentary films, the series will present live music performances by Brazilian artists, following the screenings.