I love Brazilians. Brazilians ought to be made compulsory at 15.
This was during a period when I was producing Brazil '66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles.
I've been down there 6 times and there's nothing like Brazilian percussion.
I played against the Brazilians in '82, who were definitely the best team never to have won the World Cup.
The World Cup needs a brilliant Brazilian team.
Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.
Why do elites hate the poor? It's xenophobia.
They don't know any poor people - except their off-the-books Brazilian nanny and illegal immigrant cleaning lady from Upper Revolta who don't speak English.
My connection with Brazil is so abstract.
My blood and my way of thinking is Brazilian, but that's it. I don't tend to go back to the past, and although I have an apartment there, I rarely visit. When I move, I really move.
I represent Brazil all over the world.
Wherever I go I have to do my best, to not disappoint the Brazilian people. And that I've done.
Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies.
For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm.
It just bubbles rhythmically. If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian.
I loved the Brazilian music I played.
But this is finally me. For the first time I think it's really me.
While I was at college studying design I decided to paint.
I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.