I’ve been so focused on the sexual harassment issue that I forgot all about my Brazilian music column of Thursdays today! So this will be a bit brief, but it will be good :)
If you ask me to name my one and only very favorite Brazilian musician of all times, it will be damn hard, of course, but if really pressed, on most occasions I would probably say: Jorge Ben(Jor) (he started out as Jorge Ben and changed his name to Jorge Ben Jor at some point, for somewhat obscure reasons). What he’s done in terms of coming up with a whole new beat is simply awesome: he invented the samba-rock guitar rhythm, which is the swingiest rhythm I’ve ever come across (and I’ve looked very hard!). There’s really nothing like it.