I saw Black Orpheus for the first time last night. The 1959 Palme D’Or winner is french-directed but set in Rio at Carnival, and largely in the favellas. It is lyrical, colourful, vibrant and nor surprisingly full of Brazilian rhythm and tunes, including by Jobim.
This reminded of the many great Brazilian music threads on here – which I’m sure would have referenced Black Orpheus – and the discoveries I have made – are there any new ones out there?
In the meantime here is a clip