Coffin Joe—a.k.a. Zé do Caixão—is one of those villains that you’ve gotta know. Welcome to the strange world of Coffin Joe and José Mojica Marins, the damned Brazilian filmaker that scared the dictactorial government on the ‘70s who is being honoured this month with a program at the Cinefamily. This interview by Carol Ramos.
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Sérgio Mendes swept into America with “Mas Que Nada” in 1966 and went on to establish immortality among connoisseurs of both classy cocktails and bossa nova rhythms. He is working on his new album and still claims to be nervous before shows—especially if he’s playing at the Hollywood Bowl. He will play the Hollywood Bowl this Wednesday. This interview by Ayse Arf.
March 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Lips all over New York’s underground still struggle to pronounce ‘Garotas Suecas,’ long after this Brazilian sextet wrapped up their month-long tour of Williamsburg and the Lower East Side. Garotas Suecas’ uniquely dynamic yet casual approach to rock ‘n’ roll took everyone by surprise—definitely one of the most refreshing sounds heard here in some time. This interview by Jonathan Toubin.