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It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music.
I have taken part in ceremonies with North American and Mexican shamans, as well as Brazilian ceremonies.
I listen to all those kinds of music, from classic soul to hip-hop to Brazilian music to, you know, jazz to indie to alternative. So whatever. I listen to all if it. Classic rock and classic pop, all of that.
I have a Brazilian trainer here in New York and we do a Brazilian Butt Lift workout.
For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm. It just bubbles rhythmically. If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
I loved the Brazilian music I played. But this is finally me. For the first time I think it's really me.
While I was at college studying design I decided to paint. I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies.
This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
The World Cup needs a brilliant Brazilian team.
Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
I am a Brazilian before I am an architect. I cannot separate the two.
Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.
But we had a fantastic coach, Simon Clifford, who runs a British football youth game which teaches Brazilian techniques - which is what we wanted to incorporate into the film. And some of those things we eventually got in.
I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music and from African and Asian music. Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract, they couldn't hear it.
I'm like any Brazilian: I like to go out and enjoy myself.
I defend the Brazilian people.
My mum is Brazilian and very proud. I'd love to do a Brazilian film. I've been brought up in the Brazilian culture. My mum brought me up on my own, I cook Brazilian food, I've never spoken a word of English to my mother.
I would love to make a Brazilian film, but it would have to be something very close to my heart. It's such a personal thing, so I'd want to do my family proud. I'd want to do justice to Brazilian cinema. I think Brazilian cinema is brilliant. I would really love to do something, but I'm just waiting for the right thing.
Well, Smoke n' Mirrors has very much a world music flavor and it doesn't park itself in one country. It borrows heavily from the Brazilian angle, which is dear to my heart, and I recorded several albums with that flavor.
I believe that Brazil was prepared to elect a woman. Why? Because Brazilian women achieved that. I didn't come here by myself, by my own merits. We are a majority here in this country.
I am investing like a crazy person, mostly in internet start-ups. And I want to invest in Brazil as well, because I am Brazilian and that's in my heart.
I was a beach boy, and I believe I learned my songs from the birds of the Brazilian forest.
Antonio Carlos Jobim
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