Oi, Brasil! 32 Tracks of the World Cup, From Funk to Forro to Pagode

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My relationship with Brazilian music started in college when a then-girlfriend introduced me to an album titled Getz/Gilberto. Released in 1964, it features not only the saxophonist and guitarist (respectively) but also pianist, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Needless to say the album is amazing and we listened to it incessantly, mostly at my behest. In fact, years went by before I realized that Stan Getz wasn’t even Brazilian. Though that relationship ended, my love affair with Brazilian music flourished, taking me to Brazilian parties across Queens and Brooklyn, to impromptu batucadas, into little record shops such as Tropicalia in Furs, and all-night Brazilian dance parties at Nublu and the now defunct Black Betty.

Inspired by Ed Motta’s article for Sounds & Colours earlier this year where he listed some of his favorite Brazilian soul tracks, I took the opportunity of the World Cup to dig through my iTunes library, illegal downloads folder and record collection to amass some of my own: one track for each day of the tournament, from funk to forro to pagode.

If you’ve been feeling referee-induced-anger withdrawal or just want to sip on some cachaça while enjoying the rest of the languid city summer, then this is the mix for you. To start you’ll find some booty shakers, halfway through we get more introspective, and then pick it back up to end on a classic. Goze!

1. Jorge Ben- Historia de Jorge

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2. Gal Costa – Pegando Fogo
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3. Os Originals do Samba- La vem salgueiro

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4. Tim Maia- A fim de voltar
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5. Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge – Aleluia
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6. Alaide Costa- Catavento
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7. Tony Bizarro- Nao vejo a hora
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8. Nonato e seu conjunto- Tereco
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9. Chico Salles- Retrato da bahia
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10. Marcos Valle- Estrelar
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11. Djavan- Fato consumado
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12. Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti- Agora e Moda
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13. Cassiano- Onda
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14. Azymuth- Flame
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15. Miereles e sua orquesta- Kriola
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16. Hyldon- Vamos passear de bicicleta
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17. Secos e molhados Sangue Latino + O vira
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18. Gilberto Gil & Os Mutantes- Domingo no parque
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19. Rogerio Duprat- Canto chorado
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20. Erasmo Carlos- Estou Anos Atrasado
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21. Helio Matheus- Briguenta
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22. Os Diagonais- Vou Perder Voce
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23. Edu Lobo- Zum Zum
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24. Toquinho- Aquarela
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25. Stan Getz/Jao Gilberto- Para Machucar Meu Corazao
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26. Jovelina Perola Negra- Bagaco da laranja
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27. Elis Regina- Menino das laranjas
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28. Evinha- Que bandeira
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29. Leci Brandao- Forca Divina
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30. Airto Moreira- Samba de Flora
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31. Olodum – Farao Divindade do Egipto
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32. Waldir Azevedo- Brasileirinhio
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