Requisite: Various Artists, ‘The Original Soundtrack From the Film Black Orpheus’ (Fontana, 1959)

By Bob Weinberg Although the film has been criticized for its overly sunny portrayal of life in the favelas (slums), there’s no denying the cultural importance of Orfeus Negro, or Black Orpheus, especially as it relates to its soundtrack. For many, director Marcel Camus’ movie — which was awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes in...

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