Daniella Thompson has been a friend and invaluable resource for information on Brazilian music.  And follow this link for more about Ary Barroso, composer of “Aquarela do Brasil”.http://daniellathompson.com/http://daniellathompson.com/aryshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1
Music played an important role in the films that came out of Walt and El Grupo’s trip.  Such classics as the songs “Brazil” and “Tico Tico” were popularized around the world through the film Saludos Amigos.  

Music is also a key ingredient to Walt & El Grupo.  Award-winning composer Jim Stemple joined the team months before any recording was undertaken, and, in addition to motifs that establish an aural geography, the film features vocals by Carmen Miranda and Mercedes Sosa, and the guitar work of folkloric legend Andrés Chazarreta.  Grammy winner Luciana Souza provides the vocalese “Watercolors” for the Brazil segment, and Mart’nália performs an updated version of “Aquarela do Brasil” to complete our journey and the end credits of the film.http://www.jamesstemple.com/http://www.jamesstemple.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Mirandahttp://www.mercedessosa.com.ar/http://www.andreschazarreta.com.ar/http://www.lucianasouza.com/index.htmlhttp://www.martnalia.com.br/shapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2shapeimage_6_link_3shapeimage_6_link_4shapeimage_6_link_5shapeimage_6_link_6