Various Artists

Viva Brazil

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Spectrum Music's budget-priced Viva Brazil compilation offers up 22 "Brazilian Summer Anthems," nearly all of which live up to the boast. Highlights include Jorge Ben's funked-out football (soccer) jam "Ponta de Lanca Africano," Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova classic "The Girl from Ipanema," Wilson Simonal's stadium-ready crowd-pleaser "Nem Vem Que Nao Tem (Bof La Cite de Dieu)," and Caetano Veloso's festive "Chuva, Suor e Cerveja [Rain, Sweat and Beer]."

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