Mika Kaurismäki produced the film Brasileirinho about choro in Rio. Now he has released a new film about Brasilian music. Learn more about this film by clicking the picture or follow this link
Otto Jägersberg writes about MORO NO BRASIL, quoted from the mentioned website:
"(...) A Finn, speaking Portuguese and English in his own style, travels throughout Brazil looking for musicians, people who play folk-music. And what music it is! It is so beautiful it hurts. (...) The Finn, director Mika Kaurismäki, finds the most bizarre and the most beautiful examples. Whether they are representative or even correct from a musical/ethnological point of view - we don’t know. We like the film anyway. Is it a musical film or a documentary or a film about a strange Finn? We don’t know either. And that is what is special about this film: it refuses to be classified (...) Mika Kaurismäki has created a film about popular music in Brazil, about Samba and related rhythms. All those who have ears to hear should definitely go and see it!"
The film is available on DVD, I have ordered a copy and will make a more extensive comment, when I have seen it.
Video of trailer for the film available here