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By Luiza Moscoso, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - A film crew is allowed to penetrate the homes of celebrated artists like Chico Buarque, Adriana Calcanhoto, Arnaldo Antunes, Lenine, Maria Bethânia and Tom Zé, among others, to document an intimate discussion about the oral tradition in Brazilian culture and how popular music can open the gates to literature and poetry.

This is the idea behind “Palavra (En)Cantada” (“Enchanted Word”, in a free translation), a documentary directed by Helena Solberg that has captivated audiences around the country since its premiere on March 13th, and is now starting its journey overseas . . .

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