Lost Sambista

A Brazil never seen.

About Lost Sambista

This blog is part of the Lost Samba interactive experience: an online book/Facebook page/Tumblr blog/Spotify playlist/website/YouTube playlist/everything else that we could think of to promote our work. It focuses on a seminal era of Brazil’s history, the seventies and the eighties, that has gone un-noticed and that is probably a backbone element of the country’s current left wing government. The narrative centers around the son of British expats who becomes part of the dreamy and tragic generation that grew up in the privileged classes secured by a military dictatorship. This is an account of a dark, but exciting, period for the country. Richard shows, first hand, the enjoyment by the urban élite of the privileges secured for them by the military rule, then the crawling from under the claws of that regime and, ultimately, the unfolding of one of the worst economic disasters in Brazilian history.

Despite the historical and the nostalgic aspect,  in this blog you will find articles, photos and videos related to what is going on in “Terra Brasilis” in the present day.  Although we do not aim to be a guide to Brazil we also publish relevant “inside” information as well as short stories about Brazil, in particular Rio de  Janeiro, that will give you an insight of what the country is about, the kind of material that is not written in brochures for tourists.

Above all Lost Samba is a declaration of love to the country, not in a nationalistic way but in a way that sees Brazil as a country of hope, where the new has a fertile ground to happen.

We hope you enjoy it.


12 thoughts on “About Lost Sambista

  1. Hi – As you know, I’ve been writing about Brazil (in regards to Darwin’s four month visit in 1832) over on the Beagle Project (thanks for the reposts and links over the last couple of months). I thought I’d ask some of my fellow bloggers who are in Brazil if they were interested in writing a guest blog (or cross posting) before he leaves Rio for points south on July 5th. If you are interested please let me know – I enjoy your blog and would love to have your perspective. (Drop me a comment or you can also find my email on my “About” page.)

    • I would be interested, just not too sure about what I should write

      • Thanks for being interested – internet collaboration is fun :)

        I did not have anything specific in mind. I mainly blog about the natural history (and history) related to Darwin’s visit. I’ve never been to Brazil so I don’t have any personal experience with modern Brazil or with the people (and Darwin’s few of the people was tarnished because of his focus on slavery). And I know you have written a lot about your personal history. So I thought it would be great to have some personal perspectives.

        I don’t have a specific idea in mind – I just thought it would be fun. Is there anything specific you’d like to write about? Have you ever come across things that relate to Darwin’s visit that can be found in Rio today? Or have any personal connections to the places that he visited and wrote about?


        PS – It would not have to be based on the diary, but if you wanted to, you could relate your post to something Darwin writes about in his diary (http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F1925&viewtype=text&pageseq=1). He was in Brazil rom Feb 28-Jul 5, 1832 (and in Rio starting on April 4).

  2. We are happy to have stumbled across your website! We have a deep interest in Brazilian History and have a HUGE collection of Brazilian Music as well! Keep up the good work and also visit us sometime!

  3. Many thanks Marques. I have visited your site (It is the one on Afro-Brazilian women right?) and was very impressed. I will do the best to spread the word.

  4. I stumbled upon the site completely by accident, but really glad I did. Looking forward to delving deeper.

  5. Thanks for following my blog!!! You have interesting content here!! Congratulations!

  6. Thanks for following my blog – I love Brazil!

  7. Gina Hernandez on said:

    I love your blog. Love Brazil. Lived there in the 70’s. Went to EA. Was a volital time but gorgeous. Beautiful people.

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