A film by Guto Barra and Béco Dranoff
(Brazil/USA, 2009, 89 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
A vibrant musical and graphic experience, Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music explores the Brazilian music experience outside of Brazil and why Brazilian music has captivated audiences worldwide for generations. Directed by Guto Barra and music producer Béco Dranoff (Red Hot + Rio, Bebel Gilberto), the film asks and answers the question, why does bossa nova still lure DJs and producers fifty years since its debut, and why is the alternative-rock crowd obsessed with tropicália? Beyond Ipanema, which had its world premiere at MoMA and played in over 50 international film festivals, features interviews and performances by David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Bebel Gilberto, CSS, Creed Taylor, and many others. The film’s specially curated soundtrack features Brazilian classics reinterpreted by a new generation of artists—a Dranoff signature producing style. Streaming free for one day in celebration of its tenth anniversary, Beyond Ipanemarepresents a unique opportunity for U.S. audiences to be swept away by the Brazilian wave.