Brasil (Cazuza song)

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"Brasil"
Single by Cazuza
from the album 'Ideologia'
Released1988
FormatRadio airplay
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:12
LabelUniversal Music
Songwriter(s)Cazuza, Nilo Romero and George Israel
Producer(s)Cazuza, Nilo Romero and Ezequiel Neves
"Brasil"
Single by Gal Costa
from the album Vale Tudo (OST)
Released1988
FormatRadio airplay
GenreSamba
Length2:42
LabelSom Livre
Songwriter(s)Cazuza, Nilo Romero and George Israel

"Brasil" is a pop-rock song written and performed by Cazuza, recorded as the sixth track in his third solo album Ideologia (1988). The most well-known version of this song was recorded as a samba by Gal Costa on the soundtrack album of the telenovela Vale Tudo (1988).

Song information[edit]

The lyrics of "Brasil" were composed by Cazuza and Nilo Romero, and the music by George Israel (saxophone player of Kid Abelha). The song expresses an anti-nationalist feeling and a pessimist view on the Brazilian lifestyle and "way to handle things" (the famous "jeitinho brasileiro"). Although the song was featured on the soundtrack of Vale Tudo, a Rede Globo telenovela, it criticized the popular fascination with the network's newsmagazine program Fantástico.

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Awards[edit]

"Brasil" received two Sharp Awards in 1988. Gal Costa won a special award for Best Song of the Year, while Cazuza won in the category for Best Pop/Rock Song of the Year.

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