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ALPA - S​ã​o Paulo

from The Sound of SceneSat Volume 7 by Various Artists

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I made a song about a city I have never been to...

São Paulo is the capital of Brazil’s largest state, also called São Paulo. It is home to more than 41 million people. The city is known for its large helicopter fleet, wet weather, gastronomy and the skyscrapers. It also hosted to 1950 and 2014 FIFA World Cup. São Paulo is ranked among the top 10 most populous cities in the world. It is Brazil’s largest urban area, bigger than Rio de Janeiro. The city has numerous cultural institutions and a rich architectural tradition. Graffiti on the streets of the city has been approved by the city authorities, just like Rio de Janeiro. One famous street is Beco do Batman, an open-air wall-gallery. The art started in the 80s with a single drawing of the DC superhero character batman, other artists soon followed suit and spray painted their art on the walls. The street is located in the Vila Madalena district. Its cobblestone back street is an open-air gallery for some of São Paulo’s finest street artists.

I hope to visit there some day.


from The Sound of SceneSat Volume 7, released September 2, 2023
Composed and produced by ALPA (Christian Björkander).


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