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 story that has gone un-noticed and that is probably a backbone element of its 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. They crawled out of its claustrophobia in search of freedom and sanity in the sixties and the seventies only to find one of the worst economic disasters in recent history waiting for them at the end of the tunnel.
Although you will find articles related to what is going on in Terra Brasilis in the present day, Lost Samba is more of 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 also have a counter-cultural side and publish relevant ”inside” information and short stories about Brazil, in particular Rio de Janeiro.
We self-published the book in English – not the language we think in – with a few mistakes and Brazilianisms but now it has been completely revised by a professional and we are re-publishing it here in short sections illustrated by photos that we find randomly on-line (see more of them on our Facebook and Tumblr pages.)
We hope you enjoy it.