fact friday rio: a sigh what?
Acaí juice needs a song, and I need your help.
Have you heard of acaí?
I used to pronounce it “a sigh” but learned from my brilliant amiga Cara (who is in Brazil as we speak!) that it is actually pronounced a-sigh-ee.
That same brilliant friend introduced me to Turntable Kitchen.
Have you heard of it? If so, you’ll get that pun.
If not, it is a very cool blog that pairs music with food. You know, kind of like when you pair wine with food? Except they do it with music. I love that, especially since I can rarely decide what music I’m in the mood for.
So back to acaí (remember the “ee”).
Acaí is a dark purple berry found in the Amazon. It has the nutrition of a super food and the taste of Bubble Yum. Could there be a better combination? (Yes, it could taste like watermelon, but Bubble Yum somehow seems more Brazilian.) Acaí juice is served at juice bars in Rio.
So what connections am I making here? Cara had the brilliant idea to come up with a song to pair with acaí juice!
It needs to be something fun, healthy, child-like giddy and maybe a little deep to encompass the complexity of the acaí berry.
Here are my ideas, complete with appropriate justifications:
Happy Boys and Girls by Aqua:
because it makes me feel good no matter what mood I was in before. Any time can be Aqua time, just like any time can be acaí time.
Just Dance by Lady Gaga:
because I’ll be dancing in Rio, and needing to recover with acaí on the beach.
Solta O Frango by Bonde do Role (remember them?):
because it seems like a super Brazilian berry should have a super Brazilian song.
Smile by Keegan Smith:
because everyone at juice bars in Rio are relaxed and happy.
While I love all of these, I’m not sure any of these songs are really it though, ya know?
I need your help! Which song would you pair with acaí if you were drinking it on a beach in Rio? Leave your suggestions, complete with links and justifications, in the comments section.
I’ll conduct a rigorous, scientific testing process during which I chew gobs of Bubble Yum (because the real deal doesn’t seem available here) while listening to your choices. Next Friday I’ll announce who helped create the best experience!