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Brasil Brasil Tracklisting

Virginia Rodrigues

Playlists and further listening

Some of the songs played in the series are selected to help viewers widen their knowledge of Brazilian music. If you like the sound of the song then follow up the suggestions in the "Try" section.


Episode 1: Samba to Bossa

Carmen Miranda

The first programme tells the story of samba, the style that still dominates Brazil.
Read the tracklisting for Episode 1

Episode 2: Tropicalia Revolution

Gilberto Gil

The second programme in the series covers the military era in Brazil, from 1964-85, and discusses the role that musicians played in leading the fight-back.
Read the tracklisting for Episode 2

Episode 3: A Tale of Four Cities

Bebel Gilberto

The final programme in the series examines the widely varied musical scene across Brazil today, and the way in which songs still have a political importance.
Read the tracklisting for Episode 3

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