It’s a big country, and the music is mighty. Today is Brazilian National Day, and Vespertine puts on its samba trousers and celebrates the amazing wealth and variety of music, and remembering Joao Gilberto whom we lost earlier in the year. Caetano Veloso, Milton Nasciemento, Elis Regina, Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti…and that’s just for starters. Dare you to sit still!
RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 7th September, 10pm-1am