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Saturday, January 23, 2010

FSO - on Saturday - the sounds of Rio

I have blogged about noise, I mean sounds before; one of my favorite complaints about Rio de Janeiro is its sounds. Sounds that combine, build, becoming a cacophony of noise, unpleasant and hurtful to the ear. Yesterday, I sat at my computer, well mine and Camillo's, trying to get mine to work, downloading from the net on Camillo's, moving to mine and etc. All day. While waiting for the downloads, I listened through my open window - sounds. The fan moving hot air form side to side, a happy bird singing from his cage, a newborn baby crying (again!), and TRAFFIC, constant, 24/7 traffic: gear shifting buses, cars, horns, breaks, cars with loud speakers, traffic. And more, glass breaking, someone sweeping glass, maids calling to each other through open window to open window; cacophony of sounds.

Last night, having given up on my computer, I began to try and give you what I really wanted to do this week, Brazilian Music. This is the best sound Brazil has to offer. It is under sold, under appreciated by the rest of the world. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7mHf-UCZp0] I wanted to bring you the sound of Carnival and Samba... After much trying, I decided to leave this for a later time. After all Carnival is mid-February so I have time to figure out how to do a slide show of prior year's photos with music - not as easy as they make it sound.....

Finally giving up, walking out into the rain for a beer and french fries at our favorite place, DeVassa, I thought maybe the sound of night on our street could give you a glimpse of what Sound means here in Rio.... the following video is not altered, this is real..... enjoy. video

11 comments:

  1. Great idea! I was surprised at how many buses went by, one right after another.
    I hope you do more video. It brings it to life here.

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  2. Wow, you sure have frequent bus service!

    And what a great way to celebrate sounds.

    Some of us really appreciate the music of Brazil. I look forward to hearing more of that.

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  3. Oh cool - neat idea to post a video! Loved it!

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  4. Ah, music to my ears : )

    I've had to adjust to the difference in sound in the past several months, since we moved from our apt in the city to a house "out of town". I actually missed the noise at first...

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  5. I love Brazilian music too, very much. Love any thing south of my border. I have been trying to figure out how to post my own videos. I don't seem to have a icon on my compose page for the videos. I guess I am still in the learning process, for sure.
    QMM

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  6. Hooray for you! Putting real sound in the sound shoot!

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  7. fantastic idea to post the sound! have a wonderful weekend!!

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  8. Nice one, Ginger! I have some Brazilian music in my collection, but somehow it rarely makes it into the cd player, which is silly because I really like it.
    I'm looking forward to your Carnival post!

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  9. I not only listened to that one video, but I kept going...love it! Do not know what they are singing, but it sounds good to me :)

    Like the video, wish someone would help me figure that out, or I would use more visual/sound art on my site!

    Love it gingerv, what are you up to next :)

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  10. Looking forward to your future post! That traffic was loud. Hope you enjoyed the fries and beer!

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  11. Rio, OMG! I always wanted to go there. It must be Gorgeous.
    I am a new visitor, from the coast of Maine. The vidio did not play tto add to your frustration. What made you move to RIO??


    yvonne

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