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 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 fluent in Portuguese. I spent about six months between 2009 and 2010 in Brazil, moved to New York for a couple years, and have been back in Brazil 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. I also offer guide services in Rio de Janeiro.
You can follow the blog by clicking “Follow” at the bottom of the main page, and follow blog posts and other updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lyricalbrazil. I also have a Twitter that I admittedly update less regularly: https://twitter.com/LyricalBrazil
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