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Faroeste Caboclo: Bullets, Ballads, and Brazil’s Brutal Beauty

Renato Russo, the enigmatic frontman of Legião Urbana, spun a yarn in his 1979 masterpiece “letra de legiao urbana faroeste caboclo” that transcends mere music. It’s a gritty epic, a Brazilian “West Side Story,” etched in sweat and sorrow. We meet João de Santo Cristo, a roughneck from the dusty sertão, who dreams of escaping […]