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|Music in High Places - India Arie |
Live in Brazil
Actors: India Arie, India.Arie
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Music in High Places, the ultimate international music and travel adventure series, takes top recording artists to the most ancient sites on earth. Each expedition takes music's biggest artists to the four corners of the... more »
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She got it right!
Brian M. Coffee | Philadelphia, PA United States | 08/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit that I had never heard any of India Arie's music before purchasing this DVD. The reason why is because I rarely listen to the radio anymore. It hurts me a little because I don't stay up to date with the newer artist. But sooner or later I get to hear them all. I actually purchased the DVD because of my interest in Brazil. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she decided to do a DVD in Bahia which is one of my favorite areas of Brazil. Her music is actually a combination of folk music and R&B. Although she records on Motown she does not play the Motown sound that most of us are familiar with. Actually her music is quite relaxing but the strength of her songs is definately the lyrics. Her voice is ok but not as powerful as say Jill Scott, Angie Stone or Mary J. The camera work is great and the sound is outstanding. She discusses each song and Brazil thoughout the video. She also features several local Brazilian groups and singers in some of her songs. The videos also feature plenty of sights in Bahia. Her and her band really seem to fit in well with the locals. Music critics like to refer to her type of music as "Neo-Soul" or new soul but let's face it, Bill Withers was doing this type of music back in the 1970s! But it is refreshing to hear something besides rap music from new musical artist. So purchase this DVD even if you are not a fan. The beautiful scenery and relaxing songs help to make this a very good DVD. I should add that although I am a fan of Bryant McKnight, I like India's DVD better.
Note: Several famous Brazilian musicians including Olodum, Ile Aiye and Margareth Menezes stop by and jam with India Arie in the DVD!"
Very very good!
Colin R. Griswold | Tucson, AZ | 10/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't a fan of India Arie at all until I bought this DVD. Like another reviewer here, I purchased this DVD out of an interest in Brazil and a general interest in R&B. I find the idea of an American R&B artist collaborating with Afro-Brazilian artists fascinating and much more natural than other cross-cultural collaborations. I think this DVD definitely demonstrates where music will be going, or at least should be going. I agree with the other reviewer that this DVD is better than the Brian McKnight one. There is much more local collaboration on this DVD. The camera works is also superior on this DVD. But the Brian McKnight one is worth purchasing too. Hopefully there will be more DVDs like these!"
On Location Masterpiece
Glendon M. Gross | Canoga Park, California, USA | 11/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Live in Brasil" alternates between tastefully done interview cutaways in which India discusses her experience visiting Brasil and on-location recordings with some of the most beautiful footage I have ever seen. The first song features India and her band performing knee deep in the ocean. A pleasant surprise was the inclusion of native Brasilian artists performing their music as well as joining India's group for a block party in Brasil, in a place India says reminds her of Brooklyn.
The sound quality and technical production quality of this DVD is excellent, the best I've heard anywhere. India's music on this release is exceptional both for its creativity and for her uplifting spiritual lyrics and beautiful voice. I felt as if I were traveling with India's band and experiencing the music in a fresh new and personal way. The movie concludes with a montage of behind the scenes footage that is sure to please anyone who wants to know more about the craft of cinematography. We see the crew doing their jobs and enjoying every minute of it, with refreshing candor.
If you like India Arie's music you will love this DVD, and for musicians who want to expand their horizons with the flavor of Brasil, this will also be a hit. But the best thing about this movie is its advocacy of cross cultural experience, which is sorely needed in this age of inflated fears about foreign lands."
Good music...good vibes.
B. BARNETT | Northern VA, USA | 02/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of the entire "Music In High Places" series, so this met my expectations to the fullest.
Watching india.arie perform in these beautiful places is both relaxing and inspiring."