You’re at work aren’t you, and you’ve been YouTubing again… I can tell by the glazed sparkle in your eyes. Well don’t despair, this highly researched list of ten of my fave Brazilian themed clips online will pep you up. If you’ve seen another you like better, send it through in the comments!
#1 Favelas/Equality… This is Michael Jackson’s music video for “They don’t really care about us”, shot on location in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and a few other hot spots around Brazil. The songs topic addresses the vast divide between rich and poor, which in Brazil is widely considered to be its main domestic challenge
#2 Samba… even the toddlers are outdoing me on this front. I have to skill up pretty quickly so I don’t get stomped on during Carnival
#3 Carnival… You’ll never look at a street party in the same light again afterwards… 2010
and a bonus clip of our Jen in Rio‘05
#4 Rhythm… You can get it in a tram, you can get it on the streets, matter of fact I got it now…
#5 Brazilian Waxing… You can wax any part you want to in Brazil. It’s just called a wax there… The good news is, no visa is needed to experience a Brazilian wax…
#6 The Boys from Ipanema… Distractions aplenty on the beaches of Ipanema… Need I say more…
#9 Football Passion… if you think the fans go a little nuts for football, then wait ‘til you see the commentators!
And finally… #10 Churrasco… Bring on the Meat Sweats! If the meat doesn’t get you drooling, at least the dancing tomato clip art kitsch will get you grooving