The real colours of Brazil

Win five copies of Sounds and Colour’s ‘Brazil’ – a compilation of the best in Brazilian music and arts.


The South American music and culture magazine Sounds and Colours has repackaged Brazil in a brand new book focused on various aspects of Brazilian music and art.

Sounds and Colours’s latest endeavour deep dives into the lesser known sides of Brazilian culture, and not just Bossa Nova, Carmen Miranda and Jorge Amado. It celebrates the country for its creativity, diversity and rich heritage, staying as far away from the stereotypes and clichés as possible.

‘Brazil’ is part-book, part-magazine, part-fanzine and part-CD, with 200 pages of articles, illustrations and photos that show Brazil in a completely new light. They go behind the scenes to find out the music making waves in Rio, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Recife. They investigate why Brazil is miles ahead when it comes to harnessing digital tools for creativity.

There are articles on Candido Portinari, Derlon Almeida, Anarkia Boladona and Gilvan Samico, in-depth analysis of Brazilian literature and photo essays on carnival in Recife, tecnobrega in Belém and the recent protests.

The book comes with a 20-track compilation featuring new Brazilian artists from all parts of the country. Prominent names include Siba, Metá Metá, Bixiga 70, BNegão & Os Seletores de Frequência, Cabruêra, Kassin, Alessandra Leão and Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda. You can listen to the full album here.

We are giving away five copies of ‘Brazil’ to our loyal readers – just e-mail us at We will announce the winners shortly before Christmas.

Alternatively, you can order the book by clicking here.

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