Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of legendary Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at various interpretations of one of his most famous works, Bachiana No. 5
For the sake of simplicity, I here reinforce the stereotype that all producers like country music (or at least all those from whom we bought coffee). Probably not true; however, probably not far from it either. The point of this entry is to give you a better sense of the […]
I was able to swing by the Ouvidor bookstore in Belo Horizonte this past trip to Minas and picked up several books, including this one on Milton Nascimento. Hopefully this will make its way into English. Written by fellow Três Pontas native Maria Dolores, it traces Milton’s biography from […]
Tres Pontas. This town is the heart of coffee country. Real estate can be purchased here with payment in bags of coffee. It is also the home to one of Brazil’s greatest musicians, Milton Nascimento.
Varginha. In 1996 three teenager girls purportedly saw an ET in Varginha and somehow this turned into an “incident” and this “incident” turned into a major marketing campaign for the city (and, as you can tell by the photo, for the amiable aliens as well). So here you have it, […]
Patrocinio. I was a little under the weather this evening; the immune system a little worn down due to travel and lack of sleep. Akio recommended four things that I have taken upon myself to dub “Akio’s 4 C’s.” They are Vitamina C, Canja (Chicken Soup), Cachaca, e Cama (Bed). […]