Alternative music from Brazil

This week I will be featuring alternative music from Brazil.  In the 1960’s when Rock n Roll took American by storm, Bill Haley and Elvis Presley also became liberating icons for Brazilian youth.  Some radio disc-jockeys and recording companies set out to find new talents that could not only sing but who would also do it in perfect English.  In 1963 Roberto Carlos had two big hits with “Splish Splash” and “Parei na Contramão”.  Brazilian rock and alternative music has progressed since then, with today having a vast variety of bands that are not only famous in Brazil but tour internationally.  Music in Brazil is usually sung in Portuguese but those musicians looking to be recognized internationally also sing in English.

 

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