I’ve never been into “world music,” though I certainly appreciate it in its Americanized form thanks to Paul Simon, David Byrne and others. The only foreign language artist I listen to is Shakira, and that was more a happy accident than anything.
No, my music collection is pretty much an Anglo affair.
But the film City of God made such an impression on me that I couldn’t resist buying the soundtrack, which features both score and pop tunes performed in Portuguese. And while this album isn’t in constant rotation, I enjoy listening to it.
Perhaps that’s because I associate the songs with scenes from the film. Or maybe I’d be a big fan of Portuguese music if only I’d give it a shot.