brazilian artists

mapping brazilian artists abroad. musicians. filmmakers. writers. dancers. painters. designers. photographers. and everything else.


forro in the dark performing “nonsensical” live on soundcheck (new york public radio - wnyc).

growing stone is the title track of nation beat’s 3rd album. this song was written after they performed with willie nelson at farm aid in 2008. growing stone is a song about the plight of the family farmer. this cd is dedicated to the kiernan family and all the family farmers throughout the world.


music by scott kettner & raphael mcgregor
lyrics by: scott kettner, skye steele and steven heller

performed by:
liliana araújo: voice
scott kettner: drums & percussion
jordan scannella: bass
joão erbetta: guitar
skye steele: violin
raphael mcgregor: lap steel
dennis lichtman: mandolin
aaron shafer-haiss: alfaia & ilú

arrangement by nation beat
song produced by: scott kettner
co-produced by: joão erbetta
mixed by: mark marshall
recorded at: soap box studio in brooklyn, ny 

director/producer: megan lardner
director of photography: corey tatarczuk
second camera: erik marika-rich
big man: breno aguiar
farmer: walter kiernan
dancer: michele nascimento-kettner

nation beat - brooklyn, ny

angelita jimenez - “pela trilha”

short documentary on live brazilian music in london (2010)

mônica vasconcelos and nóis - “banhos”

sabrina malheiros - “maracatueira”

raf vilar - “bossa me”

zeep (nina & chris) - “super”

jandira silva - “sambou, sambou”