By MdC Suingue
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In this episode we were still in the middle of elections in Brazil, but some days all you want is to listen to music, full stop. Too absorbed with work and information pouring from every side, we didn’t even feel up to seriously exploring new material.
Just a nice and comfortable varied playlist with loads of nice tracks to warm up our hearts...
Our vids of the week are:
1- A rare live version of Júpiter Maçã’s classic ‘Lugar Do Caralho’ (1996) recorded in 2009, ten years after Júpiter, the iconic rocker from Rio Grande do Sul deceased in 2015, changed his name to Jupiter Apple. In this TV show there certainly was a problem with his monitor speaker and he is well out of tune, so give the guy a break. ‘Lugar do Caralho’ describes the ideal bohemian spot for Jupiter: “it must have nice people, nice music and cheap beer” and yes, people prone to taking some LSD...
2- A beautiful acoustic version of ‘Preta Yaiá’ by Xênia França recorded for Quintal video channel
3- Alessandra Leão joined two traditional ritual chants - one from Babassuê of Belém de Pará and the other a chant to Xangô from Recife - to compose the track ‘Doutrina e Toque De Yemanjá’ for her EP Pedra de Sal from 2014. As Yemanjá is the sea ‘orixá’ the director Martim Simões built the clip with vintage archive footage exploring the theme.
4- Until recently rap had the reputation of an all-male culture, but in recent years we saw the rise of many female and LGBT+ stars. But poetry has no gender bias and Quebrada Queer shows in their video Pra Quem Duvidou (Prod. Apuke Beat) that besides delivering a message of confrontational resistance they have a lot to bring in terms of aesthetics for the industry.
5- “Pas De Deux” is the clip by Thiago Pethit directed by Vera Egito and Renata Chebel.
From his album ‘Estrela Decadente’ from 2014. Try to spot him in the video. Spoiler: he is NOT Laura Neiva, ok? :-)
BUT FIRST THE PLAYLIST:
Júpiter Maçã - "Um lugar do caralho"
Xênia França - Preta Yaiá
Alessandra Leão - Doutrina e Toque de Yemanjá
Quebrada Queer - Pra Quem Duvidou
Thiago Pethit - Pas de Deux