Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winter intermission with Jorge Ben

It has been absolutely freezing here in Copenhagen for a couple of weeks now. The weather is beautiful but every time I have been outside - even if only for a few seconds - I just cannot stop freezing afterwards. In these situations I have found that Brazilian music can be an effective cure. So alongside the termostat, you could also turn up the volume with the bossanova of Antonio Carlos Jobin or this funky fella I just found out about the other day: Jorge Ben.

Like a eccentric lost uncle of Devendra Banhart, Ben cooks up an exciting version of samba that makes you completely forget about winter and low temperatures for a while.

1 comment:

Buja said...

There are some nice music blogs here in Brazil, probably you know most of them, but just in case: (the best of all BR's blogs: rare samba and bossa nova recordings from the 50's thru the 70's) \\ (anything goes, and with absolutely no reviews! Brazilian new indie rock, traditional music, samba...) \\ (brazilian psichodelic rock from the 60's) \\ (traditional music, like samba, baião and MPB - Música Popular Brasileira, or Brazilian Popular Music, which points to the 60's and 70's generation of composers and singers, like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina, Gal Costa and Jorge Ben).