Symphony Space presents from April 4th until April 11th a new edition of “MUSIC + FILM: BRAZIL”. Curated by Cinema Tropical, the popular series brings together five films that document the diversity and the traditions of one of the most vibrant musical scenes in the world. In Brazil, the connections between cinema and music are deep and longstanding and the upcoming series will premiere to the New York audience recently acclaimed productions about renowned musical artists.

  • Tim Maia”, by Mauro Lima, is a fictional narrative that recreates the life of Tim Maia, a highly creative singer and composer who revolutionized Brazilian popular music with the introduction of funk and soul.
  • “Axé: Canto do Povo de um Lugar”, by Chico Kertész, traces the history of Axé, the popular rhythm from Northeastern Brazil, with interviews with Brazilian musical artists.
  • “O Samba”, by Gerge Gachot, celebrates the most iconic Brazilian music style in the company of Martinho da Vila, who shares personal stories and introduces the viewer to his Samba school in Rio de Janeiro.
  • “Andre Midani – an Insider’s Story of Brazilian Music”, by Andrucha Waddington and Mini Kerti, explores the story of Brazilian popular music (MPB) through the lens of Andre Midani’s five decade career as a music industry executive.
  • “Olho Nu”, by Joel Pizzini, portrays the work and the life of the Brazilian countertenor, Ney Matogrosso, revealing the motivations for his art, his critical thinking and his libertarian ideology.


What: MUSIC + FILM BRAZIL,  curated by Cinema Tropical  – “Tim Maia”, “Axe: Canto do Povo de um Lugar”,   “O Samba”, “Andre Midani – An Insider’s Story of Brazilian Music”, “Olho Nu”
Where: Symphony Space (Manhattan)
When: April 4 – April 11



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