BRASILEIRINHO is a musical documentary film about Choro, the first genuinely Brazilian urban music that has become a fascinating style of modern tropical sounds in the last 130 years. It was back in the late 19th century in Rio de Janeiro when Brazilian musicians started to blend European melodies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and the melancholic interpretation of the Brazilian Indians’ music to create the Choro. It was performed in beer halls as well as in dancing and concert places and is credited as being the first musical expression of Brazil’s melting pot and had a prominent place in the development of Brazil’s cultural identity.

Brazil/CH/FIN 2005
Regie: Mika Kaurismäki
90 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT

2009, Archive

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