I have a site devoted to the Brazilian city where I’ve been living for the past 25 years (Salvador da Bahia) and I’ve just added a music streamer for anybody who might be interested. The Brazilian music that the world in general tends to hear — if they hear anything of it at all — is a sliver of a subset of a miniscule fraction of what is really here. This of course is normal. There’s LOTS of music all over the world — some of it magnificent — that very few people hear because they have no access to it. What we hear tends to be what corporations pay to have us hear; and they pay to have us hear what they are attempting to make money selling. Euterpe though, is richer than Mammon.
I own a record shop here in Salvador devoted to samba, including Bahian proto-samba styles (samba was born in Bahia)…and yeah I know Brazil just lost to Belgium but if there’s one thing that characterizes people here it’s their resilience, and they’re out there partying right now like they just won.