- I’m contributing a weekly round-up of Brazilian news to a fantastic new site called pulsamerica.co.uk. I recommend grabbing the RSS feed to stay up on everything that’s going on across Latin America every Monday morning.
- Top blog Sounds & Colours asked me to put together a Top 5 Brazilian albums from 2010. If you’ve genuinely got nothing better to do, why not check it out?
- Back soon with more New Things.
I’ve written the cover story for this month’s JungleDrums magazine, about São Paulo’s first Graffiti Fine Art Biennale, a huge exhibition that’s taking place throughout September at the city’s prestigious museum of scultpture, MuBE.
It’s an awesome-looking event that includes work from up-and-coming artists like NOVE, Dalata and Nick Alive, as well as legends like Tinho, Zezão and osgemeos. (Things I learned this month: Os Gêmeos prefer their name to be written as osgemeos at all times. Sorry ’bout that guys…). I think it’s a decent article and not too long. There’s some awesome photos of the exhibition in the feature, too, by a guy called Jared Levy, who’s making a documentary about the biennale as well. Check him out on flickr and vimeo if Brazilian graffiti floats your ocular boat.
If you’re in London you can pick up a copy at any number of tube stations, cafés, bars and shops. If not, check www.jungledrumsonline.com for all that, and then some.
You can finally get your grubby hands on Diplo & Leandro HBL’s baile funk movie Favela on Blast. You can download it for just $5 dollars, or get the awesome Brazilian Mad Decent t-shirt for a lil bit more. HERE!>