Celebrate Carnaval 2007 with the Caipirinha Appreciation Society
Brazilian journalist MdC Suingue (Portuguese for "Swing") & Kika Serra bring you Brazilian music without the cliches. Special for Carnaval, the CAS kicks off with part one of a three part series.
The idea is to create an environment open to the appreciation of this diversity that Brazil has to offer. The Caipirinha Appreciation Society is an introduction to a different Brazil, in opposition to the clichés presented in the infamous samba-for-tourists shows. We skip the feathers, sequins and fixed fake smiles for a more grassroots approach.
The policy of our djs is to play GOOD Brazilian music, from old gems to the most cutting-edge underground stuff. The dance-floor code is to move as you feel like with no "samba class" to spoil that freedom.
But our intention is to take Brazilian music out of the ghetto and place it in a universal context, so even if our output is 90% Brazilian, we play anything good that we come across, whatever nationality.
So let your hair down and try out our musical caipirinha. It can be addictive, we're told.
Editor's Pick - I am already addicted to the Caipirinha Appreciation Society