Rent Beats of the Heart: Spirit of Samba on DVD

Beats of the Heart: Spirit of Samba: Black Music of Brazil

1982 Rated NR 1hr

The exuberant sound of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival, Brazil's most famous export -- the samba -- has gained a worldwide audience with its infectious beats and sensuous rhythms. This rousing documentary tours the country, from ghettos to music schools, to explore the origins and influences of the genre. Interviews with and performances by such samba stars as Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento and Chico Barque make this a special treat for fans.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.