In 2013, Gilles Peterson, BBC Broadcaster, Record Collector, DJ and supporter of Brazilian music for the last 35 years, realised a lifetime ambition, traveling to Rio to create the Super-group Sonzeira and record the seminal album 'Brasil Bam Bam Bam'. This film tells the story of that journey. Featuring Seu Jorge, Elza Soares, Wilson Das Neves, Ed Motta, Marcos Valle, Mart'nalia, Nana Vasconcelos and many more.
The film was released in Picturehouse cinemas up and down the UK, ran for a month in Tokyo, and was played in festivals all over the world.
Bam Bam Bam - The Story of Sonzeira 2014 Length 75mins

Directed by Charlie Inman and Ben Holman
Starring: Gilles Peterson
Featuring - Elza Soares, Seu Jorge, Ed Motta, Nana Vasconcelos, Mart'nália, Wilson das Neves, Gabriel Moura, Marcos Valle, Wladimir Gasper, Arlindo Cruz, Alexandre Kassin and others
Produced by Bosh in association with Beija Films
Gilles Peterson recently journeyed to Rio and assembled an amazing cast of Brazilian musicians - collectively named ‘Sonzeira’ - to put together THE guide to Brazilian music for the discerning music lover. The record ‘Brasil - Bam Bam Bam’ is an incredible journey through the different flavours of authentic Brazilian music culture, from its majestic heritage to its super-dynamic present.

In keeping with the spirit of this unique and daring album, BOSH - the award-winning in-house production arm of ad agency, Mother London - captured Gilles’ trip. Their resident director and Brazilophile Charlie Inman, teamed up with resident Rio De Janeiro film director Ben Holman, of Beija films, to co-direct and cover every element of Gilles trip. It was a wild journey deep into the favelas, through the world of Samba, and even introducing Gilles to some of the new emerging talent in Brazilian music.

Creating a colourful itinerary of people, places and events that passionately represents the real side of Brazilian culture and music: beyond the typical football and Copacabana clichés, the resulting film shows both the music and the cultural journey that Gilles took during his time in Rio.

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