"MPB Festival 2021" Concert Review - You can still see it online!
The presentation of the first International MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) Festival on the 18th and 19th of September, 2021, marked a new era of MPB in the United States, with the participation of more than 60 artists, the festival presented by the Brazilian Music Foundation brought to the YouTube screen over 40 MPB classics sung by talented professionals and rising stars. In addition to performing the classics that marked the beginning of MPB in the 60s, this festival also recalled, through interviews, the era of the great Brazilian festival where a large number of new musicians were presented for the first time and more than 4, 000 new compositions were registered . These interviews with Edu Lobo (the winner of the first MPB festival in 1965 with the song Arrastão, performed by Elis Regina), Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle, were produced in partnership with Bossa Magazine and can be viewed online.
Watch the Interviews: With English subtitles
Roberto Menescal (One of the participants in the Bossa Nova creation movement)
Marcos Valle ( Composer of Samba de Verao, the most played song in the world after Garota de IpanemaP
Edu Lobo (One of the participants of the movement that started MPB, and winner of several awards)
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