#OrfeuNegro ("Black Orpheus") is a 1959 film by French director #MarcelCamus. It retells the Greek tragedy of Orpheus & Eurydice, using an all-Black cast and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro as its setting. The film won the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and is a rare example of a midcentury movie that doesn't completely reduce Black people to stereotypes. The film's music is incredible, and several scenes feature relatively tasteful & accurate depictions of Brazilian traditions like Carnival and #samba and the Afrobrasileir@s that have done so much to cement them into Brazil's national culture. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ 14 minutes barely allows you to scratch the surface of either samba or funk, but hit the link in my bio and let this week's #BodyAndSoulRecords blend take you to Brazil.
Featuring tracks from @funkeiromcbuiu, @bondedasmaravilhasofc, @mckalzin, @mckoringa, @mczaacofc, @mcjerryoficiall, @mc_donjuanoficial, @mcfioti.oficial, @mcjoaooriginal, and more!
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