VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Manha De Carnaval Mixtape”

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2 Responses to “VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Manha De Carnaval Mixtape””

Biafra Says:
February 24th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Thank you so much for this. Thank you.

Tricia Alkmia Says:
February 26th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Thank you so much for listing the music from “Black Orpheus”. We just celebrated its 50th Anniversary here in Los Angeles as part of the Pan African Film Festival. Your comments are on point. Just want to add that folks needs to think about how “our” image was in American films in 1959 and then consider the imagery in Black Orpheus in context. Yes there were very much politics involved in the making of the film, from the French side, the Brazilian side, the musicians side, etc.(some in the Brazilian elite community didn’t want the film made-too much focus on “blacks and favelas”…hmm-begs the question, what has changed since 1959???) But the beauty of our people and culture, the music and dance, the very landscape itself lives on and we honor that. We dedicated our celebration to Zumbi of Palmares and the 4 million + Africans bought to Brasil. Give thanks, aluta continua!

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