Brasil (Cazuza song)

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Single by Cazuza
from the album 'Ideologia'
FormatRadio airplay
GenreAlternative rock
LabelUniversal Music
Songwriter(s)Cazuza, Nilo Romero and George Israel
Producer(s)Cazuza, Nilo Romero and Ezequiel Neves
Single by Gal Costa
from the album Vale Tudo (OST)
FormatRadio airplay
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).

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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.



"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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