In 2009 Cinema Tropical teamed up with 92YTribeca to create the Music + Film Series: Janeiro In New York. Showing important documentaries on major Brazilian music stars Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Simonal, Marisa Monte, Humberto Teixeira , the series, along with live music in the 92YTribeca Café, has built a cult status among those who love Brazilian music.
The Summer 2010 edition of Cinema Tropical's Music + Film: Janeiro In New York seriespromises to be equally exciting with a fun look back at four groundbreaking musicians who emerged from Bahia in the 1960s:Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa and Gilberto Gil.
The series will present three feature documentary films made by acclaimed director Andrucha Waddington, all of which are essential viewing for any fan of Brazilian music. Short video clips on the four artists will accompany each program, along with special guests to introduce the films and live performances in the cafe after the screenings.
The first film of the series, Outros (Doces) Bárbaros takes its inspiration from a 1976 performance in São Paolo, when Veloso, Bethânia, Gal and Gil came together to create the MPB super group Os Doces Bárbaros. The film documents the group's historical re-banding in 2002.
Also by Waddington and produced by his pioneering company Conspiraçâo Filmes are Maria Bethânia - Pedrinha de Aruanda / Touchstone from Aruanda, a personal glimpse of Bethania at 60 and Viva São João! a journey into the music of the North East of Brazil led by Gilberto Gil.
Special thanks to Conspiração Filmes.