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One of the players who impressed me (and there weren’t that many) during the recent FIFA World Cup was Japan’s centre back Tulio. Marcus Tulio Tanaka was born in Palmeira d’Oeste,Brazil in 1981.His father was a second generation Japanese-Brazilian and his mother Italian-Brazilian. Tulio moved to Japan at age 15 to complete his high school studies. After graduation in 2001, he joined the J.League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Tulio made his international début in 2006, and has played 43 times for Japan, scoring twice.
Tulio is the latest in a succession of Brazilian born players to represent Japan at the highest level. Some of these players have shared Tulio’s mixed heritage, whilst others have been Brazilians who became ‘naturalized’ in Japan.


In 1967 Nelson Yoshimura became the first Brazil born player to appear in the Japanese league. Nelson was born in São Paulo. In 1970 he became a Japanese citizen and took the name Dashiro Yoshimura. Dashiro went on to play international football.

George Yonashiro was born in São Paulo(1950). He obtained his Japanese citizenship in 1985 and played twice for Japan that year (no goals).
Ruy Ramos (born Ruy Gonçalves Ramos Sobrinho in Rio de Janeiro,1957) became a naturalized Japanese citizen in 1989. He joined Yomiuri FC (now Tokyo Verdy) in 1977. He played 32 games for Japan between 1990 and 1995, scoring once.

Wagner Lopes (born Wágner Augusto Lopes,São Paulo, 1969) is a naturalised Japanese citizen.He was an important member of Japan’s 1998 FIFA World Cup squad, playing 20 internationals between 1997 and 1999, scoring five goals.Alex (born Alessandro dos Santos, Paraná,1977) played 82 times for Japan between 2002 and 2006, scoring seven goals.Alex moved to Japan at the age of sixteen. He became a Japanese citizen in 2001, and represented his new country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Alex also played at the 2006 World Cup, including a match against Brazil.


Putumayo World Music label, founded in 1993, grew out of Putumayo clothing company. to quote their website: the label has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company’s motto: “guaranteed to make you feel good!”
This LP features contemporary acts.

Quarteto-Jobim-Morelenbaum -

This quartet consists of cellist-arranger Jacques Morelenbaum (who played with Antonio Carlos Jobim) his wife, vocalist Paula; Jobim’s son, pianist Daniel; and his grandson Paulo on guitar.

Da Lata- a British band.

Jairzinho Oliveira- Paulista former child TV star (b 1975)

Jussara Silveira- from Salvador in Bahia, Jussara has also recorded classical music- the songs of Schubert. b 1951

Moreno Veloso + 2 (composed of Moreno Veloso, Alexandre Kassin and Domênico Lancelotti Moreno Veloso is a Brazilian musician and singer (b 1972) in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He is the son of Caetano Veloso.

Jorge Aragão (b. 1949) is a multi instrumentalist working in the genres of samba and pagode.

Eliete Negreiros released her first solo LP in 1982 , previously singing with various MPB bands.. A philosophy graduate and ambassador for Brazillian music.

Moska /Paulinho Moska(Paulo Corrêa de Araujo), (b 1967) Singer/guitarist/songwriter/ actor/ tv presenter from RDJ. He was a pioneer of fusion of MPB with electronica.

Rosa Passos(b 1952) From Bahia. Sometimes called ‘The Female Joao Gilberto’

Rita Ribeiro (b 1966)Draws from a wide range of styles(reggae, samba, funk, as well as the traditional music of Maranhão, her home state in the interior of the country. Rita was born June 13, 1966 in São Benedito do Rio Preto, a city in the interior of Maranhão.

Márcio Faraco is a guitarist from Rio Grande do Sul who is based in Paris, France.

Here’s the LP:http://rapidshare.com/files/406988053/Putumayo.rar.html

Whereas Andy Kaufman (1949 – 1984) was one of the funniest entertainers you will ever see, he did not consider himself a comedian. He grew up admiring the razzmatazz of wrestling, and in 1979, as the self-proclaimed “Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion of the World”, he offered a $1,000 prize to any woman who could pin him.
A challenge from wrestling superstar Jerry “The King” Lawler set in motion an extraordinary chain of events(Kaufman getting hammered in the ring by Lawler; an injured Kaufman goading Lawler live on TV and getting smacked again, despite his neck-brace) which transpired to be an elaborate hoax in which the two had colluded.

Hello again! Well, in the time I have been away картошка167 has passed its first anniversary! Thank you all for your support.



Here is O Samba, volume two of the Brazil Classics series, compiled by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame...
1. A Deusa dos Orixas – Clara Nunes
2. Ijexa (Filhos de Grandhy) – Clara Nunes
3. S. P. C. – Zeca Pagodinho

4. Sufoco – Alcione

5. Formosa – Ciro Monteiro
6. Olere Camara – Alcione
7. O Encanto Do Gantois – Beth Carvalho

8. Aldeia de Okarimbe – Negunino Da Beija Flor

9. E Preciso Muito Amor – Chico Da Silva

10 Caxambu – Almir Guineto

11. Quem Me Guia – Almir Guineto

12. Ela Nao Gosta de Mim – Agepe

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3. Claustrofobia – Martinho Da Vila
14. Batuca No Chao – Martinho Da Vila

15. Sarou Para Ramades – Paulinho DaViola

Link:http://rapidshare.com/files/407420774/OSAMBA.rar

… so I’m going to take a break for a few days…

16.07.1950

Everywhere has its irremediable national catastrophe, something like a Hiroshima. Our catastrophe, our Hiroshima, was the defeat by Uruguay in 1950. – Nelson Rodrigues

Here’s a luscious compilation of hits from the pen of Antonio-Carlos Jobim.
Details of the recording here: http://www.discogs.com/Antonio-Carlos-Jobim-One-Note-Samba/release/1533227

And the record here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/406978176/una_nota.rar


In 1976 Maurice Flitcroft entered the qualifying tournament for the British Open Golf Championship.
Mr. Flitcroft, a 46 year old crane driver from Barrow, had only ever played golf on his local playing fields. He bought his clubs from a mail order company. His imposture was soon recognized as he carded the worst score ever in the tournament, 121 (49 over par).

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