Preview: Banda Black Rio @ The Jazz Café (London, 4th August 2016)

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Brazilian Funk legends Banda Black Rio return to London for a one off gig at Camden’s Jazz Café on Thursday 4th of August.

Originally formed in Rio de Janeiro in 1976 they went on to become one of the most important bands in Brazilian music history, with legendary albums Maria Fumaca released in 1977 and Gafieira Universal in 1978 putting them firmly on the world Funk-Soul map.

What makes the band’s unique funk fusion music so infectious is their instrumental style using samba and Brazilian rhythms and the heavy brass sounds. They mix funk, jazz, R&B, samba, MPB into a formidable sound and were one of the first groups in Brazil to fuse international black music with Brazilian rhythms.

This Carioca Funk band, now fronted by the son of the original frontman, are often compared to Earth Wind and Fire and could not have a more fitting setting than the Jazz Café.




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