Over at the annual 2011 State of the Well conversation Bruce Sterling posted a mini essay on Cibelle, contemporary Brazil and global culture. He suggests that Cibelle is the perfect model for a plausible pop-star 15 years from today. She is a Networked, multi-artist.
Only a really, really big, young, multiracial, multiethnic country like Brazil or the USA could get behind some anthropophagic syncretism. It's an alternative model for a global, rootless, massive culture. It's like magic-realist globalization. I've never yet done any anthropophagic Abravanista syncretism, but I'm pretty into Postmodern subjectivity fragmentation. Gimme enough cachaca and lime juice, and hey, I might be able to hold my breath and get over there from here.