Tag Archives: Afro-Brazilian

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 39 – July 2019

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 39 – July 2019

Preview of the album: Track List: 1. Lakou Mizik + 79rs Gang feat. Régine Chassagne, Win Butler, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Iko Kreyòl (HaitiaNola Album Version) [from Iko Kreyol; Cumbancha] 00:00 – 03:01 2. Gaijin Blues – Professor Tatsuro Kensu [from Gaijin Blues II; Shapes of Rhythm] 03:02...
Album Review: Ziminino – Ziminino [INTL BLK; March 2019]
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Album Review: Ziminino – Ziminino [INTL BLK; March 2019]

Bahia, in northern Brazil, is known as being one of the largest hubs for Afro-Americans since the days of slavery. On Ziminino’s self-titled album (newly released on the INTL BLK label), black influences are to be heard in abundance. With the Bolsanaro regime cutting the ground from many Brazilians, Ziminino...
Interview: Let Drum Beat – Beating the Equality Drum (January 2019)

Interview: Let Drum Beat – Beating the Equality Drum (January 2019)

We can’t celebrate and encourage a project like Let Drum Beat enough, not simply because they are a full-female band in a man’s world (the music one), but also because, with their Afro-Brazilian-inspired sound and rhythms and positive attitude, they release such warm and heartening vibes that will inevitably end...
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