Moro no Brasil ("I Live in Brazil") is a musical journey that delves deeply into the heart of Brazil. Experience Brazilian culture and get to know its people with over 50 musical performances from the streets of Brazil, in... more »cluding interviews and performances by Walter Alfaiate & Seu Jorge, Antonio Nobrega, Darue Malungo, Silverio Pessoa, Margareth Menezes, Ivo Meirelles and more. Moro no Brasil is a stirring passionate documentary that grants the viewer unparalleled access to the diversity and musical richness of Brazilian music, reaching far beyond Samba and Bossa Nova. Writer/director Mika Kaurismaki?s musical journey covers 4,000 kilometers, with stopovers in Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, and presents the voyage from the roots of samba to its present-day excursions into rap and funk.
"This is a very fine trip through a variety of music styles starting with a native 'indian' village in the north of Brasil, through the Sertao back country marketplaces, stopping in Recife, Salvador Bahia, and ending in Rio. The theme of the movie is there are three roots to the evolving Brazilian music scene: Indian, African, European, and by starting in the north, we move through this evolution in styles. There is plenty of live footage from street musicians and in clubs. Many of the music styles are unknown even to Brazilians from other parts of the country, so even they will learn much about their own musical heritage. The film is narrated in English with subtitles translating the musicians interviews. The producers of this film were the ones who did "The Buena Vista Social Club" and they wanted a similar film about Brazil. Brazil being so huge a country, there are many more styles to show, and the director does it with flair, emotion, and great color. While the film ends in Rio, of course there are even more regional styles (and my favorite, chorinho is not filmed!) further south, but perhaps those will be seen in a sequel one day. Very Highly Recommended for lovers of travel, complex rhythms, and Brasil!"
For those interested in Brazilian music it's a must have!!!
Tereza | Texas | 03/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a road-movie which covers many places in the huge Brazil where music plays an important role. The director had to choose some places and kinds of music to focus on, because otherwise he would have made Moro no Brasil I, II, III, IV, V, etc. The places and the artists chosen are simply delicious!! The places are very authentic and the artists are incredibly spontaneous!! The movie makes us understand how Brazilian people are so musical, and that's because their own nature!! Music is in their blood and DNA!! Many times the most humble person is capable of creating excellent music without any training, classes or instruction!!! I don't know if this happens in other places, but for sure Brazil is one of the places to research about good music!!! Enjoy!!!"
If You Like Forro this film is marvelous
Angelinha | USA | 11/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Someone totally obsessed with the music of Northeastern Brazil made this film, and he was willing to take the lesser names, along with the legends to make his passionate point...the point being that this music is born of the dust of Brazil, of the best part of the Brazilian collective heart, of the part we all who love Brazil have saudade for... I was riveted the entire time and feel a debt of gratitude to the director for sharing this remarkable music and the even more creative people that transcend their tough lot in life bearable through music."
King Reis | NY | 02/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very nice documentary, but I think that "Brasileirinho", from the same director is more focused and more interesting.
"Moro no Brasil" starts showing the Brazilian native indians and their musical roots in the Northeast. Then it quickly moves to Bahia and then goes to Rio de Janeiro, where Samba becomes the main subject.
It's a patchwork, showing a lot of different people and a great variety of musical traditions. Good job for a 100-minute documentary."
Great excuse to have a party
Jan Mcdermott | San Francisco | 04/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I invited some friends over to see this movie with me. It was very well done, informative, and exciting. My guests and I were spellbound by the scenery, as well as the in-depth information about Brazilian music. Hearing all the different kinds of music, and seeing the musicians and singers, was wonderful. There was a cohesiveness that increased our understanding of the culture, almost as if we were experiencing it first hand.