This site is here to make Brazilian music more accessible to English speakers. I’m going to do my best to translate the lyrics to convey their original meaning, and hope that readers might offer advice, as well. For more about the site and me, see About.
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My name is Victoria Broadus and I'm currently living in Washington, D.C., pursuing a PhD in History at Georgetown University. I learned Portuguese while working toward a Master's degree at Georgetown back in 2008/09, which is also when I began traveling to Brazil. I started this site in late 2011 when I was living in New York City, missing Brazil but fortunate to be surrounded by lots of great opportunities to hear Brazilian music. I wanted to share that music with friends and family and any other readers out there who wonder what the songs they're listening to are saying, and why. From 2012-2017 I lived in Brazil -- first São Paulo for a year, then Rio for nearly five -- before coming back to the United States for my PhD program. Because of the demands of the PhD program, I haven't been able to post as frequently as I'd like, but am still writing whenever I can and when inspiration strikes! 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, or on the Facebook page. You can follow the blog by clicking "Follow" at the bottom of the main page, and follow blog posts and other updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyricalbrazil. View all posts by lyricalbrazil