Detalhe da capa do álbum “Bienaventuranza” de Chancha Vía Circuito

Songs for Inspiration, by Collectors

Marina Dias Teixeira
19 Apr 2020, 5:57 pm

Have you ever felt lost, looking for some nice tunes to play at home, not knowing what to choose? Nothing better than receiving tips to renovate your music library. In this second episode of the “Songs for Inspiration” series, we invited three international collectors who love Brazil to share playlists created especially for our website and its readers.

Let yourself be moved by Aretha Franklin’s voice, dance to the Latin sound of the Buena Vista Social Club or sing along to the Beatles. These are some of the gems in the selections made by Demetrio Kerrison, Tracy O’Brien and Tobias Arndt. Turn the volume up!

Above: Detail from the album cover of “Bienaventuranza” by Chancha Vía Circuito

The availability of featured songs is subject to Spotify terms and licenses by region.


Demetrio Kerrison

Demetrio Kerrison is a Southern California based art collector, curator, art advisor and music enthusiast. His art collection and practice is focused on artists of color and the African Diaspora. Demetrio’s most recently curated show “Presence” debuted from October to December, 2019 at Fullerton College Art Gallery.



Tracy O’Brien

Tracy O’Brien is a Los Angeles based collector and museum patron and co-chair of the Hammer circle, the council that supports the LA Biennial, Made in LA, and a member of the Guggenheim’s Latin American Acquisition Council.



Tobias Arndt

Tobias Arndt lives in Brussels and has been collecting young contemporary art systematically since 2004. His collection focuses on conceptual photography and young North American artists. In recent years, his interest moved onto Latin American art and Video Art.


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Marina Dias Teixeira graduated in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of the Arts London (UAL). She has worked as part of Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Sotheby’s Brazil and SP–Arte teams. Today, she is Project Coordinator at Act., art consulting bureau based in São Paulo. In parallel, she researches decolonial theories and the production by artists of the African Diaspora in the contemporary arts circuit, with a focus on black women. Since 2020, she collaborates for Casa Vogue Brazil, with a close look on black artists and their production.

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