A Slice of African Brazil

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Travel writers are obsessed with Africa-influenced Brazil lately, in the region of Bahia. From The New York Times in Salvador during Carnival to The Guardian in Bahia’s hiking terrain, discovering Brazil’s African roots is all the rage.

My tiny contribution? An Afro-Brazilian singer with a lovely voice that I have to share in case you have not heard of this fellow. Seu Jorge, from a favela in Rio de Janerio state, is considered influential in renewing Brazilian pop samba. He’s perhaps most famous for a role in the film City of God and for his soundtrack of the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which is mostly Portuguese-language covers of David Bowie songs.

Below, the entrancing “Tive Razao” (also an entertaining video):

Photo via The New York Times

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