Gilles Peterson takes you on an intimate trip through Brazil and it’s fantastic musical legacy. (video)
It’s hard for me to say exactly where my love and fascination of Brazilian music started, but any time I see a documentary pop up about the country and it’s immensely rich musical history, I never pass it up. The fact this one is centered around the visit one of my favorite British DJs, producers, and taste makers, Gilles Peterson, just sweetens the deal even more.
Over the course of 70+ minutes, the documentary goes back in forth to touching on some Brazil’s current social and political issues in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics (it was recorded in 2014), record shopping, parties, and studio sessions as he was trying to produce an album in 10 days during the time he was there. The results are just positively inspiring and touching at the same time all the while Gilles is grinning from ear to ear the entire time. After watching the documentary, it’s easy to understand why.
Definitely the best 70 minutes of my day today!