French journalist Pierre Kast is interviewing in 1966 Vinicius de Moraes about emerging brasilian culture and music. Vinicius talks about african origins and then sings with Baden Powell two of their freshly released Afro Sambas : Canto de Ossanha and Iemanja.
For non french speakers, please find below the translation of interview and off comment.
PK off comment: "Vinicius de Moraes is a great poet. During spring 1966 he was working in Auro Preto, in the mountains. I went to visit him, as intimidated as a country side man going to Paris for the first time to meet with a Jacques Prevert, who would also be Raymond Queneau, Apollinaire, Brassens and Guy Beart. He is the guardian god of brasilian music. He is writing the lyrics for dozens of songs from musicians he appreciates. Diplomat, writer, amateur and connoisseur of whisky and cachaça, successively husband of always gorgeous women, here he is…