“Brazil: A Cultural Continent – An introduction”
“The Brazilian Alan Lomax” – Alfredo Bello aka DJ Tudo is a Brazilian traditional top researcher and an important Modern Brazilian Music’ producer. Aside the production of different artists, he runs it’s own project: “DJ Tudo e sua gente de todo lugar”, a mix of Brazilian traditional music with electronic and contemporary elements. With three albums and one DVD on the scene. “Garrafada” 2008, “Nos quintais do Mundo” 2010, DVD “Nos quintais do Mundo Melhor” 2012 and in 2014 “Pancada Motor – Manifesto da Festa”, released worldmide by FarOut. Brazilian traditions crossing with music and culture around the world.
In fourteen years collected around 2.000 hours of audio, 1.200 hours of video and hundreds of photos.
The website selomundomelhor.org is a reference about Brazilian Culture, the label Mundo Melhor released 28 titles.
Alfredo will introduce a bit of the rich and complex culture that exist in Brazil and introduce the audience on the aspects of Brazilian culture and history, breaded by 3 cultures: indigenous, African and European.
One introduction about the history of Brazil, explaining about African, native and European heritage of Brazilian culture. Using google maps to show where the tradition happening, after talk about the tradition and show 3 minutes of a video of the tradition from Mundo Melhor collection.
Alfredo Bello aka DJ Tudo
Alfredo has released three albums and one DVD as DJ Tudo:
– Garrafada 2008
– Nos Quintais do Mundo 2010
– DVD Nos Quintais do Mundo Melhor 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/DJTudoeSuaGente) – Nos Quintais do Mundo Melhor 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXHkN5fe18g)
RESEARCH INTO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Either through his 13,000 LP collection or his recording sessions of traditional expressions during trips around Brazil, Alfredo has researched the following traditional expressions:
– Minas Gerais: Congados – Moçambiques, Congos, Congadas, Catupes, Guardas de Caboclos, Penachos, Vilões, Bois de Reis, Bois de Janeiro, Folia de Reis e Terreiros de Umbanda e Candomblé.
– Pernambuco: Maracatus, Caboclinhos, Cavalo Marinhno, Afoxés, Pretinhas do Congo, Bandas de Pife, Urso, Candomblés, Juremas e Índios Pankararu e Fulni-ô
– Sergipe: Samba de Cocô, Samba de Pareia, Samba de Aboio, Maracatu, Terreiro de Nagô,Taieiras, Cacumbi, Cheganças, Reisados, Guerreiros, Bandas de Pife.
– Pará: Carimbós, Bambaê do Rosário, Bangüês, Ladainhas, Boi Bumbá e Samba de Cacete.
– Espírito Santo: Bandas de Congo e Folia de Reis.
– Paraíba: Cambindas e Tribo de Índio.
– Piauí: Congo de Oeiras-PI.
– São Paulo: Batuque, Jongos, Folia de Reis e Congados – Moçambiques, Congadas e Embaixada de Carlos Magno.
– Brasília: Bumba Meu Boi e Cacuriá.
– Rio Grande do Norte: Cocô de Zambê, Congo de Calçola, Noegros do Rosário.
– Bahia: Zambi Apunga, Penitentes (Terno de Almas), Banda de Pife e Terreiros.
– Rio de Janeiro: Jongos e Folia de Reis.
– Ceará: Bandas Cabaçal, Reisados e Cocos.
– Maranhão: Bumba Meu Boi, Tambor de Mina, Dança de São Gonçalo, Ladainhas, Benditos, Tambor de Crioula e Caroço.
– Goiás: Congados -Ternos de Congo, Catupês Catunda, Vilões, Moçambiques, Penacho e Embaixada e Sussa e Rezas dos KALUNGAS, comunidade quilombola.
– Alagoas: Baianas, Samba de Matuto, Caboclinhas, Penitentes, Terreiro de Umbanda, Cambinda, Pagodes e Índios Kariri-Xoco.
Alfredo attended the Music course at Universidade de Brasília, after studying Sociology for three years. At that time he played in the group “Os Cachorros das Cachorras”, one of the most important groups in Brasilia’s pop scene of the 90s, having performed in several cities around Brazil, and in Germany in 1998. He played during this period in UnB’s Big Band and UnB’s Chamber Orquestra. He graduated in his main instrument, the double bass, and continues to play electric bass, percusison and synths (he has a small collection of moogs, korg, among others).
As a student Alfredo recorded some soundtracks for short college movies at UnB (Universidade de Brasilia):
2003 – soundtrack for the Mostra SESC de Artes Latinidades.
2004 – soundtrack for VR.
2005 – with Luiz Gayotto – soundtrack for a Conselho Regional de Psicologia de São Paulo’s documentary.
2007 – with Luiz Gayotto composition of the soundtrack of the short movie “Profetas da Água e da Esperança” (having earned 3 awards).
2008 – with Simone Sou – soundtrack for the FORD stand at Salão do Automóvel de São Paulo
2008 – soundtrack and music direction of the show “PEDRINHO DO CAPÃO” , with 100 children from São Paulo.
2009 – soundtrack of TV series ” O Amor segundo B. Schiamberg” of Brazilian director BETO BRANT
2009 – soundtrack of the movie version of ” O Amor segundo B. Schiamberg” of Brazilian director BETO BRANT
2011 – soundtrack of the tetralogy “Jaguar Cibernético” from amazon director of theatre Francisco Carlos
2011- with Simone Sou, soundtrack of the movie “Eu receberia as pieres notícias de seus lindos lábios” of Brazilian director BETO BRANT
From 2000 until today Alfredo Bello has been working intensively in the music and soundtrack production field, working across several music styles:
– Collaboration with Adrian Sherwood and Lee Perry for Dub Setter (2010) album of Perry, playing bass, moog, percussion and recording and arranging
– Two works with ‘native music from Amazon “Caiapó” and “Mehinaku” ( with the appearances of Naná Vasconcelos, Egberto Gistmonti, Simone Sou, Gilberto Gil, Airto Moreira, Marku Ribas, Badi Assad, and others)
– Among his music production works some stand out: the paulista rock band “Cérebro Eletrônico”, the singer/songwriter “Junio Barreto”, the rock mineiro band “Porcas Borboletas”, the singer/songwriter “Luiz Gayotto”, the artist “Gero Camilo”, the singer from Pernambuco “Ortinho”, the pianist “Eduardo Nazarian”, the group “Pedra Branca”, the band “Dona Zica” and others.