Video: ‘The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia’

 

Earlier this year we shared with you the long-time-coming release of Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia as well as a mini-documentary on the curious life of the Brazilian musical legend Tim Maia.

Today we’ve got a charming animated short film narrated by Devendra Banhart to further give you a peek into this brilliant man’s world. As per IFC.com, the film is a product of stories collected from “old band members and friends, label personnel and various journalists in Brazil and America.” You’ll also get a peek into Maia’s trailblazing musical fusions, which introduced soul, funk, and disco to Brazilian music such as samba, baião, and xaxado.

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New Release: ‘Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia’

 

10 years of legal debacles later comes the release of Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia. The compilation is part of Luaka Bop’s World Psychedelic Classics series and is out on October 2, and introduced the Brazilian legend to the US audience.

If it weren’t for his onstage heart attack in 1998, Tim Maia would be ringing in his 70th birthday on September 28 (tomorrow). In celebration of Maia’s upcoming birthday, Luaka Bop is hosting worldwide birthday festivities including tribute shows, DJ sets and live performances. Folks can find the skinny on these events on Tim’s Facebook page.

On the new release, you’ll find recordings spanning the 1970s, which include the songs he wrote for his spiritual cult of sorts called Energia Racional. Enjoy the full stream of some glittery and groovy Brazilian psychadelia.

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Video: Tim Maia Mini Documentary

 

The passionate and fierce liver of life Tim Maia is not only a musical legend in his own right but also led quite the intriguing life. The former cultist went through various phases of extremes throughout his life that lasted until his very end. Above, watch a mini documentary on the Brazilian psychedelic soul artist and find exactly how peculiar one can get. More can be found at the NPR article on Tim.

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