Outro dia liguei na Rádio Nacional e só ouvi música brasileira. Parecia que eu estava em Nova York.
The other day I turned on Radio Nacional and I only heard Brazilian music. It felt like I was in New York.
Hi there and thanks for reading. My name is Victoria Broadus, I’m 29 years old, and I first went to Brazil in 2008, when I spent a summer in northeastern Brazil while working on a Master’s degree at Georgetown. Since then, thanks mostly to Georgetown’s wonderful Portuguese professors, I have become fairly fluent in Portuguese. I spent much of 2009 and 2010 in Brazil, moved to New York for a couple years, and have been back in São Paulo since early 2012. I started this site as a way to share more Brazilian music with friends and family and any other readers out there who wonder what the songs they’re listening to are saying, and why.
Please let me know if there is a song you would like translated or would like to hear more about! You can leave a comment here or anywhere else on the site.
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Readers who speak Portuguese should check out Instituto Moreira Salles’ online radio program based on the book A Canção no Tempo, 85 Anos de Músicas Brasileiras, vol. 1 (Jairo Severiano and Zuza Homem de Mello): http://ims.uol.com.br/Radio/D400
Also, if you’re looking to download specific artists/albums, try the site http://www.umquetenha.org — it has a lot of great Brazilian music available for free download.