Tag Archives: Forró

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #522 – Meus Brasis

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #522 – Meus Brasis

“Meus Brasis”, my Brasils, not one sound but various sounds, not the typical samba, forró or sambareggae you’re used to, but the sounds of the northeast and the north, and the digital productions of the 21st century. It almost all comes from two albums by two of the greatest ambassadors...
Mukambo Mixtape: Forró de Macumbeiro – Baião Temperado

Mukambo Mixtape: Forró de Macumbeiro – Baião Temperado

This mixtape was inspired by the rising global trend of organizing forró balls, first in the Southeast of Brazil (São Paulo/Rio), then in the US and Europe. Not exactly the kind of forró I discovered in Pernambuco, at Chimchim da Baiana (Olinda) and such places. Another kind of forró and...
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...