IFC has premiered “The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia,” an animated biography of the crazy and wonderful life of the legendary man himself. Narrated by Devendra Banhart, and produced by award winning creative agency SuperHeroes Amsterdam, the video is one of humorous excess in every way imaginable: drugs, women, money, guns and even a UFO cult thrown in. He really lived the dream, always with a smile. Last night, the video was premiered at a special screening party at Brooklyn, NY’s Videology. The film will also be featured on the homepage of Dailymotion, one of the leading sites for sharing videos attracting 2 billion videos views worldwide.
Tim Maia born Sebastião Rodrigues Maia revolutionized popular music in his native Brazil during the 1970s. After a decade of legal wrangling, Luaka Bop has released Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia a fifteen track survey of Maia’s 1970s recordings, completely remastered. The album has been No.1 on the CMJ World Chart for six weeks straight, is iTune’s ‘Resissue of the Year’ in World music catergory, and was named one of SPIN’s ‘Best Reissues of 2012.’ This release commemorates what would have been Maia’s 70th birthday. Read a recent New York Times feature about his influence on contemporary Brazilian pop and bringing black American pop styles – first soul, then disco and funk – into the Brazilian mainstream.
Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia is the fourth in Luaka Bop’s World Psychedelic Classics series, known for unearthing long neglected masterworks by Os Mutantes, Shuggie Otis, and one of the first compilations of African psychedelia.
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