Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

On The Record in Brazil

Greetings from Brazil. I’m here with the Brasil Música & Artes, the Brazilian music export group, taking part in their Comprador & Imagem Project. This involves a group of international music industry folks representing all aspects of the business travelling …

Mon, Aug 18, 2008, 03:04

   

Greetings from Brazil. I’m here with the Brasil Música & Artes, the Brazilian music export group, taking part in their Comprador & Imagem Project. This involves a group of international music industry folks representing all aspects of the business travelling around the country to meet Brazilian music makers and labels, attend music fairs and give seminars and workshops.

Since Friday, we have been in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, with Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza and Belém to come by the end of the week. Five cities in a week? No bother. Note to self: this is what touring with a band is like. Second note to self: no wonder touring bands are usually grumpy. Third note to self: that’s a lot of freaking airports.

As a result of all this activity, blogging will be more bantamweight than heavyweight during the week, though I will be moderating comments, making smart remarks where I see fit and throwing out sporadic updates from the road. Please feel free to talk amongst yourselves until normal service resumes. Topics for conversation? Anything but the weather. What happened yesterday is also off bounds (I may be a couple of thousand miles away but I’m still hurting, OK?)

There will be random Brazilian videos for the week that’s in it, starting with this one.

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