By day I’m music supervisor at Mr Bongo Records and by night an occasional DJ and mum and lover of all things Brazilian. In this blog I will look at Brazilian trends that I find interesting from music, fashion, culture, economics and politics.

With Brazil being host to the forthcoming World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the world is sitting up and taking notice of all things Brazilian. As a record label founded on Brazilian music, Mr Bongo has noticed the country is most definitely on the up, with a distinct move away from the more traditional images of Favela gangs, carnivals and lovely bottoms in Bikinis towards a forward-thinking, economic power-house trying to address some of its social problems.