Watch Gilles Peterson Take Us To Brazil In New Documentary 'Brasil Bam Bam Bam'
Gilles Peterson of Brownswood Recordings, a DJ, broadcaster, and producer, has just premiered a feature length documentary film, his first, that takes us to Brazil, exploring the country's beautifully diverse music. Peterson, along with Sam Shepherd and Rob G, headed out to the South American country, which is hosting this year's summer Olympic games, with a musical mission. First, Peterson had a DJ gig. Then there was the business of recording an album. And then there was the search for a rare record, José Prates’ Tam… Tam… Tam… !, a record that would become the inspiration for Brownswood Recordings recent release from Sonzeira, Tam Tam Tam Reimagined. Listen to it here. From Brazil's infamous favelas, to discussions around the political pacification campaigns that cleared the way for this year's summer Olympics, to record digging, plus much more, Brasil Bam Bam Bam, a kaleidoscopic view of the country and its music, is a must watch. Brasil Bam Bam Bam was directed by Charlie Inman and Ben Holman of Beija Films and produced by BOSH, the production house arm of Mother London, an ad agency. The documentary, which was filmed back in 2014, has toured film festivals and is now available to view for you and yours. Watch it below.