I love my Brasilians. No, really. And I'm getting more into them daily. I highly recommend anyone who'd like a comprehensive intro to that nation's music gets over to the Brownswood forum and downloads this 140 min nugget selection.
Gal Costa, Marisa Monte, Jorge Ben, Baden Powell, Astrud Gilberto, MPB-4, Tamba Trio, Sergio Mendes, Quarteto Em Cy, Os Originales De Samba to name a few, but there are tonnes more waiting to be discovered.
But I'm irked by the new version of 'Mas Que Nada' by the Black Eyed Peas. Hideous McMusic by this generation's Black Lace. Wrong, just wrong.
Info on the scene here...