‘Trash’ award-winning UK, Brazilian and German co-produced film

‘TRASH’ FILM PRODUCTION

First, this ‘Trash’ film is an uplifting and energetic drama based on the novel by Andy Mulligan.

The film was co-produced at 80 % in Brazilian Portuguese and 20% in English.

It has also both Brasilian and American actors.

Secondly, if you do not understand English or Brazilian, you can watch it dubbed in your own language.

I have personally watched it in German at this lovely cinema in Hamburg. I was late for the film. But the staff opened one screening room just for me!

'Trash' film

FILM AWARDS

The ‘Trash’ film has won or been nominated for 5 awards:

For more insights about its production, read this article.

STORYLINE AND TRAILERS

Now, want to know more about it? Check these two articles providing you:

  • the storyline
  • two video teaser trailers
  • a longer story plot explanation as well as critics:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-new-trailer-for-trash-starring-rooney-mara-starts-a-revolution-20140827

http://variety.com/2014/film/festivals/film-review-trash-1201323827/

RELEASE DATES

Thirdly, the film has been released a few years ago. But it’s worth checking if it is available in your country:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921149/releaseinfo?ref_=ttfc_sa_1

FILM SOUNDTRACK

Finally, you may enjoy the classic, energetic and upbeat Brazilian film soundtrack.

Check the YouTube playlist and SoundCloud mixed tape below to listen to it:

Nova Collective Bossanova band live concert at House Dublin (Ireland, 2014)

NOVA COLLECTIVE Bossanova BAND

I attended in 2014 a bossa nova and samba live concert by the Nova Collective Bossanova band at House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

I thought you might have liked to hear more about it!

Nova Collective Bossanova band
Nova Collective, an Irish-Brazilian Bossanova band founded in 2012. The band is playing every Sunday from 5 to 7 pm at the ‘House Dublin bar and restaurant’.

The band is led by pianist Louis Ryan. The line-up ranges from 5 to 8 of the finest jazz and Latin musicians Ireland has on offer.

They released a debut EP called ‘Samba De Amor’ you can buy and download in multiple formats.

If you would like to know more about them and their projects, check their Facebook page.

Finally, I have recorded few songs from their live performance on Sunday 23rd November 2014.

I hope you will enjoy listening to these mixed tapes!

City of Men soundtrack showcases the Brazilian music diversity

For those who haven’t watched the City of Men series and film (called Cidade dos Homens in Brazilian), I highly recommend you to do so. The story follows two characters from early teenage hood to adulthood and can be purchased on ebay or amazon.

City-Of-Men-02

Here, I will only discuss with you today about the music aspects of these series and film, as the soundtracks are well worth a mention!

The  composer of the film (Acerola and Laranjinha as young adults) is Antonio Pinto, who mixed many genres such as rap, funk, jazz, blues, samba…If you would like to read a little more about him and/or listen to some of his tracks, check the following links:

http://shakefire.com/review/antonio-pinto-city-of-men-soundtrack

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7582790&style=classical&fulldesc=T

Other composers have worked for the City of Men series (Acerola and Laranjinha as teenagers).

City of Men picture

You can check out tracks from this youtube mix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0xVXX4GT8&list=PL77E6AC9E3C04FA2A

And if you would like to know more about Brazilian music as well about City of Men series and film, check these links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Brazil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Men

Granby Park in Dublin (IE)- free activities for all ages

Granby Park was a temporary “pop-up” park in Dublin 1, Ireland. There is a lot happening, between art and music. You can also participate in dance workshops and language lessons in collaboration with the Trade School Dublin (@TSchoolDublin).

You will find something for everyone and every age . Entrance is also free!

This park was opened for one month to the public until 22nd September 2013. However, some of the organisations around this pop-up park are still going on.

Granby Park

They held every last Friday of the month creative mornings sessions. Different speakers explained how they came up with this idea and their involvement in the pop-up park organisation.

For more information on this, follow these twitter account for updates: @Dublin_CM and @weareupstart.

Granby Park - creative morning sessions

So, now please find below the programme for activities held at Granby Park, Dublin 1. Please note that some of these activities are still happening. You are more than welcome to participate in them: http://www.tradeschool.coop/dublin/class

Finally, these pictures show you how the park looked like.

Granby Park - Trade Schoolgranby park programme one

Granby Park - Trade School barter

Granby Park entrance set up