Forgotten sambas and voices of WWII

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Over at BBC Brasil, there’s a lengthy article (in PT) on the forgotten voices and sambas of Brazilian soldiers in WWII, including a 20-minute documentary (in PT, with PT subtitles) called Os Sons Esquecidos dos Praçinhas (praça means soldier, as well as plaza). Most of the documentary, however, relates to reporting the war rather than war-related sambas, although there are some old-school styled sambas here and there.

The recordings, made by Francis Hallawell, an Anglo-gaucho war correspondent from BBC Brasil, were recovered by the network to celebrate 80 years of content production for Brazil.

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