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Film screening: André Midani – Do vinil ao download

Americas Society

May 11, 2017


Courtesy of Conspiração Filmes.

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Admission: FREE and open to the public. Registration required.

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Based on the autobiography of noted music executive André Midani, Do vinil ao download (From Vinyl to Download, 2015) explores Brazilian music throughout his five-decade career through informal gatherings and jam sessions at his home, featuring Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben Jor, Gilberto Gil, and Marisa Monte, among other luminaries of the industry. This film was directed by Andrucha Waddington and Mini Kerti and was produced by Conspiração Filmes. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between André Midani and journalist Larry Rohter.

This event is part of Cinema Tropical's new film series, MUSIC+FILM BRAZIL, curated by Mary Jane Marcasiano.


Do vinil ao download: diretores da série sobre André Midani, courtesy TripTV.

About the speakers

André Midani is a successful music executive, creator, producer, and author who began his career in sales at Decca Records in 1952. His love for music led him to at EMI-Odeon (Brazil), where he pioneered bossa nova, which became a global sensation. In 1961 he founded Imperial Records, and has served as president/general manager of several Latin American and North American entertainment divisions, including Philips/PolyGram (Brazil), Capitol Records (Mexico), and Warner Music in Brazil and the Latin American region. He developed the careers of Caetano Veloso, Luis Miguel, Maná, Café Tacuba, Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Elis Regina, and Caetano Jor, among many others. In 2014 he was honored with a Latin Grammy special award.

Larry Rohter is an American journalist who was a South American bureau chief for The New York Times from 1999 to 2007. He was Caribbean and Latin American correspondent for the paper from 1994 to 1999. He now writes about cultural topics. His publications include Deu no New York Times: o Brasil segundo a utica de um reporter do journal mais influence do mundo (2007) and Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed (2012).