Beleza Tropical watch online!

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  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • 4 min

This film, set to Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) by Jorge Ben, was created to accompany Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics 1, the first in a series of albums compiled by David Byrne to promote music published by Brazilian artists during the repressive military regime of the 1960’s -1980’s. The aim was to visually invoke the album’s sensual lyrics, and to subtly reflect the underlying social issues of that era.

Directed by

Susan Young