Tag Archives: Brazil

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...
Preview: Maria Gadú @ Barbican (London, 23rd October 2016)

Preview: Maria Gadú @ Barbican (London, 23rd October 2016)

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and one of the most beloved artists of the Música Popular Brasileira scene. That’s because Maria Gadú is also one of the most sensitive interpreters of that scene. On Sunday, at the Barbican, next to presenting her new album Guelã to the British audience, the artist from...
Review: AKA Trio @ Union Chapel (London, 23rd September 2016)

Review: AKA Trio @ Union Chapel (London, 23rd September 2016)

Housed beneath stained glass by sunset-red rays and drifting smoke, AKA Trio spent an unforgettable night with their Islington audience for Joyful Noise’s  London African Music Festival. Taking to the stage in one of the city’s most celestial venues, Union Chapel, they performed a range of music inspired by their African...
Preview: Tulipa Ruiz @ Rich Mix (London, 8th September 2016)

Preview: Tulipa Ruiz @ Rich Mix (London, 8th September 2016)

Three albums and dozens of noteworthy collaborations have helped Tulipa Ruiz to become one of the most recognised and acclaimed voices on the Brazilian music scene. Back in 2010, the singer/songwriter from São Paulo brilliantly dealt with unexpected popularity and excited critics, showing charisma to sell her resolute personality. These...
Interview – Metá Metá (August 2016)

Interview – Metá Metá (August 2016)

With a new album out (MM3), a European tour ready to hit the road (with a London gig at Battersea Arts Centre part of Borderless festival in less than a month) and a following growing all over the world, there are plenty of reasons to write a feature about Metá Metá...
Interview: Marginal Men (July 2016)

Interview: Marginal Men (July 2016)

If baile funk has invaded Europe and become a thing on the Old Continent too, you need to look at and listen to these two Rio de Janeiro born and São Paulo based DJs and producers. Six years ago, Gustavo Gomes and Pedro Fontes, known together as Marginal Men, started to play,...
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