Tag Archives: São Paulo

Playlist: Bixiga 70 (October 2018)

Playlist: Bixiga 70 (October 2018)

Bixiga 70 (who are ready to take London by storm with a show at the Jazz Cafe tonight) have just released one of the best albums of the year for Glitterbeat Records. Titled Quebra Cabeça (‘puzzle’ in English), the work is brimming with Afro-Brazilian rhythms, instrumental far-out creativity and radical attitude. So, we couldn’t help...
Playlist: Nomade Orquestra

Playlist: Nomade Orquestra

We discovered them almost one year ago thanks to their debut album and it was love at first listen. That’s why, a few weeks after the release of their second work (Entremundos) and a few days before their second UK tour (with a stop-over at London’s Jazz Café on the...
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...
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...
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