So... where does Brazil fit into Hispanic Heritage Month?
Brazilians aren’t Hispanic. (They don’t speak Spanish; they speak Portuguese.) And Wikipedia says the U.S. government doesn’t count Brazilian Americans as Hispanic or Latino.
But Brazil is certainly a part of Latin America. And Brazilian music is included in the “Latin Grammys.” I think the average Latino would say there’s a cultural kinship there.
So for my purposes, I’m including the Brazilians in. (It’s about the music.)
Okay, now down to business. CéU is a quirky young singer-songwriter from Brazil. Natalia Lafourcade is a quirky young singer-songwriter from Mexico. Both have been nominated for the “Best New Artist” Latin Grammy... and lost.
Both are on their way to bigger and better things.
CéU and Natalia put out new albums this summer. Let me give you a little taste.
Click here to hear “Cangote”... from CéU’s album “Vagarosa.”
Click here to hear “Cursis Melodias”... from Natalia Fourcade’s album “HU HU HU.”