Tag Archives: Forró

Album Review: Let Drum Beat – Lua Cheia [February 2020]
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Album Review: Let Drum Beat – Lua Cheia [February 2020]

Let Drum Beat’s debut album –  Lua Cheia – was recorded in the Navegas Cantareira Studio housed within a tropical forest in Brazil. The London based all female group consisting of Alba Cabral, Béa Shantifa, Lizzie Ogle and Tuca Milan have created an album that is charming and simmering with...
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...
Review: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican Centre (London, 9th July 2016)

Review: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican Centre (London, 9th July 2016)

It really is something special to see a live performance by ‘O Bruxo’ (the sorcerer). The eminent Brazilian musician, producer, arranger and composer Hermeto Pascoal was once described by Miles Davis, no less, as ‘the most impressive musician in the world.’ His show at London’s Barbican Centre was hugely anticipated...
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