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Putumayo Celebrates Carnival in Rio with Brazilian Beat

Read on for a chance to win a 6-CD set from Putumayo’s Brazilian series. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music.

Warm up your winter and celebrate Carnival in Rio (or vicariously at home!) with Brazilian Beat, Putumayo’s latest release that uncovers the roots-influenced contemporary Brazilian music scene.

Glittering break beats are at home with bouncing berimbaus while rolling Afro-Brazilian rhythms, retro samba soul and velvety bossa nova vocals mesh and groove organically.

Selected from tens of thousands of songs collected by Putumayo to introduce new global music to broad audiences, Brazilian Beat chronicles the vibrant indie scene in Brazil and around the world. Musicians are taking samba, bossa nova, and MPB (Brazilian popular music) and deftly incorporating electronica, soul, funk and just about every other music imaginable.

Sultry or upbeat, the tracks on this compilation of hip, rootsy artists aim to raise listeners’ moods and introduce even die-hard fans to a new crop of Brazilian music innovators. Featured alongside unsung icons such as samba soul master Marcos Valle are rising new stars like Tita Lima, daughter of the bassist from psychedelic hipster darlings Os Mutantes.

Brazilian music has bubbled into an indie scene-to-beat-all-indie scenes in underground clubs and on small labels from São Paulo to Rome. You can go to Italy and find a hot bossa nova scene, and they have their own sound, like Roman bossa band BungaLove’s “Minha Loucura.” A diverse array of young musicians, such as Fino Colectivo, draw on Jorge Ben’s lush ’70s samba-soul sound—and transform it.

It’s a realm of discovery, even for ardent followers of global music. Brazilian Beat is available at most Whole Foods Market stores. Do you warm up your winter with music? Let us know how in the comments below for a chance to win a 6-CD set from Putumayo’s Brazilian series.

Comment by February 22nd for a chance to win. We’ll choose one comment at random to receive the CDs.

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Dan says …

Bossa nova rules!!!!

Rosalie says …

The Brazilian Beat is an excellent way to help warm up my winter.

Diane Mason says …

Love Brazilian music! It makes one cheer up!!!!

Leila says …

I warm up every season with music. It starts and ends every day and fills the middle. My iPod allows me to relax at work when coworkers are annoying. It also has playlists that allow me to feel happy. (The sad songs are for other times.)

jennifer says …

My daughter, fiance, and myself dance around the living room to music from all different cultures with all different beats! We listen to whatever moves us!

Erin says …

I would love to add these to my music library!

teresa says …

The Braziian Beat makes me want to dance!

Linda says …

Music is healthy, healing, and touches all creatures. My Spirit really connects with tribal rhythms, drums & percussion instruments, which makes my body just dance wild and free. Thank God we have Music to comfort us whenever we need to be.

Linda Pannullo says …

My brother loves going to Brazil. I think this would be a good cd for him.

Jennifer says …

Putamayo always does a great job. I would love to hear this CD!!

Andree says …

Our family warms it up in the evenings by dancing to music til bed time. Tires the little one out and puts everyone in a good mood!

Karen says …

Love Putumayo's world music CDs. Interest in hearing this set.

kim doyle says …

Love Brazilian music. Love to dance samba ..would love more music to dance to :)

Shelly says …

Love the Putumayo especially when I'm in the kitchen cooking some beautiful winter soup!

Marcia Higgins says …

I am from Brazil and music is a part of me,especially this time of year when I am reminded so much of home. Music is significant in my life and I have music playing when I cook, when I clean and when I workout. Music transcends time and motion; it is a state of mind, making life effortless and eternal. Viva Brasil!

Lauren says …

Love Brazilian Music and my 18 month old LOVES Putumayo. She would love to dance to the brazilian music with me.

Adi says …

My all-time favorite is Sahara Lounge - the first CD. Putumayo World Music assembles pop stars from around the world on their compilations. They have great music, they help great causes, they have music to "make you feel good"!

Carol Turner says …

No matter where I am hearing Brazilian samba music puts a swing into my step, and a smile onto my face!

renald stettler says …

The land of the bossa nova seduces with its sensuous sounds

Jeanine says …

I live in Chicago and we can use all the help we can get to warm up in winter. Music does the trick weather it's moving to a fun dancy beat or cozying up to a fire with some sentimental favorites.

jana says …

I love Putumayo music for all my parties, and look forward to this one for some fun dinner winter entertainment!

Shahin says …

There is nothing better than good fun music with a great beat. It will cheer you up every time, whether it's fun summer beach weather or dreary winter gloom. I have watched others in zumba classes and I found myself doing the zumba steps as well. It is catchy! The music is wonderful and uplifting. The Brazilian beat should be in everyone's routine for a happier and healthier self!! I'd love to add the fun CDs to my home atmosphere. It'll almost be as good as a visit to Brazil.

Gay says …

What better way to warm up any time of year than to dance to music and Brazilian music! Well, just the thought of it gets my hips and shoulders bobbling.

Michele says …

Putting music on makes me want to move! and moving to music warms me up all winter long!!

Chris Pritchard says …

I love listening to the sounds of the Caribbean to warm my days.

Maria says …

My cooking is always better while listening to music...and Brazilian beats infuse my food with passion, mystery, and flavor.

Susan says …

Something to liven up the winter would be great!

Tarah says …

Every time I hear Brazilian music, it transports me back to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. I love when the music fills my home, and I can dance around my kitchen as I'm making some feijoada and caipirinhas. Perfect thing for warming up a chilly winter day!

Chris says …

Love Putamayo's CD's! What great exposure to such an incredible variety of amazing music and talent!

Juliann Goldman says …

World Playground was our first Putumayo CD. My kids (after 15 years) still enjoy the album! Always a classy job.

linda hoffmann says …

Ilike to put on a cd while i do my juceing or cleaning the house. it makes it much more fun.GOD KNOWS WE NEED ALL THE FUN WE CAN GET DOING HOUSE WORK.

Debbie Koos says …

Love your music... very soulful.

Linda Kaars says …

Music is always on in my home... Music often defines a mood and I would love to win this CD to play in all weather or just to uplift my spirits when needed.

rob says …

I want to feel the warmth of Brazil in my soul!

Connie Edwards says …

Love Latino music - Brazil does one of the best jobs of keeping it fresh!

Mary says …

We have some excellent Latin Jazz bands in my neighborhood and it really warms up my winter to go hear them.

holly says …

need the rhythm in life!!!!

Dulce says …

By going for a run or walking briskly.

Debra says …

What a wonderful gift to win! I love the Putumayo label and Brazilian music most of all. Short of being at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, this is the next best thing. I need to win this. Please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MJ says …

I get my kids warmed up with music all the time. They would love to dance to some brazilian music!!

Roosevelt says …

I greatly enjoy listening to Brazilian music.

elizabeth snead says …

I enjoy trying new music, this would be great fun!

staci wells mefford says …

Thank u for this opportunity.. ps clovis ca needs a store ..lol

situ says …

love Brazilian dance music, especially samba! it's got such an infectious energy and beat that you can't help but want to smile and move your body! I put it on every morning when I'm drinking my coffee---it makes those cold San Francisco mornings a bit warmer!

Tiffany says …

This music makes me feel like I am on vacation, and I need a vacation!

Donna says …

Brazilian music is great to listen to and to dance to - GREAT contest!

Shannon Willyoung says …

I have most every type of music in my collection except Carnival music....sound very interesting!

Susana says …

Ilove Brazilian music and samba!

Susana says …

I love Brazilian music and samba!

Maggie Griffin says …

I have always dreamed if visiting Brazil during Carnival:) maybe we can listen the music to and make some brazillian foods to get us there in spirit!

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