‘Girl from Ipanema:’ Re-imagining a classic for today’s Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chauffeured in a classic Porsche, the Brazilian beauty steps out into 1960s Rio de Janeiro. The pastel pastiche is easy on the eyes, and so is the pin-up girl tracing twirls as a guitar strums the city’s hymn: “The Girl from Ipanema.”

Then the bass drops, and the viewer is whisked ahead to the present day — and the decidedly B-side of town.

“Let me tell you ’bout a different Rio / The one I’m from, but not the one that you know,” Brazil’s biggest pop star . . .

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