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. They were to crawl out of the claustrophobia of that regime in search of freedom and sanity only to find one of the worst economic disasters in recent history waiting for them at the end of the tunnel.
Despite the historical and the nostalgic aspect, you will find articles, photos and videos related to what is going on in “Terra Brasilis” in the present day. 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.
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.
We self-published the book in English – not the language we think in – and therefore it was released 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.