Tag Archives: Brazil

Preview: Emicida @ Kamio (London, 21st July 2017)

Preview: Emicida @ Kamio (London, 21st July 2017)

There are few musicians who are able to give a disenchanted but still appealing and rhythmic perspective of Brazil. One of the most original of them is Emicida. The Sao Paulo born and bred MC has grown up, polished and mellowed his sound and approached more traditional influences, but his...
Preview: Cortex @ Jazz Café (London, 15th June 2017)

Preview: Cortex @ Jazz Café (London, 15th June 2017)

It happens many times, too many to be honest… Some of the most influential and genre-defining bands are also some of the most overlooked, only ever celebrated by industry insiders and professionals. That’s the case for a Paris-based project that came to light in the early-70s and still provides inspiration...
Interview: Philippe Baden Powell (January 2017)

Interview: Philippe Baden Powell (January 2017)

A reception to Fronteras, a performance by Philippe Baden Powell and Cecilia Zabala we covered at the Americas Society & Council of the Americas in New York, was held right after the show, in an adjacent room. It was a room with large windows, and two tables purposed for consumption: one...
Interview: Nomade Orquestra (October 2016)

Interview: Nomade Orquestra (October 2016)

There is no doubt that Brazil has not had the best period in recent years. Scandals, corruption, social unrest and a troubled transition to a new (unelected) President have weakened its health. However, there are some events to cheer people up: the Rio Summer Olympic Games, Zika virus no longer...
Preview: Zeca Pagodinho @ Eventim Apollo (London, 29th November 2016)

Preview: Zeca Pagodinho @ Eventim Apollo (London, 29th November 2016)

If you’re a four-time Grammy winner, who performed during the Olympic opening ceremony, can boast a thirty-year-long career and considered as one of the brightest samba stars, you shouldn’t need any introduction. But, unfortunately, that’s not the case for Zeca Pagodinho, an artist so popular in his native Brazil as...