World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Henrique Dantas | Brazil | 2009 | 75’ | In Portuguese | English subtitles


The sixties were the years of experimenting, of modernizing. This was no different in Salvador, Brazil (Bahia), where at that time the group Novos Baianos was formed by Moraes Moreira (vocals/guitar), Paulinho Boca de Cantor (vocals), Pepeu Gomes (guitar), Luiz Galvão (lyrics) and Baby Consuelo (vocals/percussion). As a group they were to play a revolutionary role in Brazil’s pop scene, though they initially played psychedelic rock and traditional Brazilian folk. Things changed when world-famous musician João Gilberto became aware of the group. Gilberto, bossa nova inventor and husband of singer Astrud, regularly visited their concerts. Due to his influence their music began to gravitate more towards MPB - Música Popular Brasileira – a musical style that combines traditional Brazilian rhythms and modern influences. The group’s members could rightfully be called ‘Sons of João’. A film by Henrique Dantas.

Please note: this trailer is in Portuguese.


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