Rare Brazilian Afro-Psych Album by Tribo Massáhi Gets Vinyl Reissue03 March, 2015
Following extensive research and much demand São Paulo-based label Goma Gringa have decided to release the incredibly rare album Estrelando Embaixador by Tribo Massáhi. Little was known about the creator of this 1972 album other than he was called Embaixador (Ambassador) and had put aside an acting job as a gangster in a Brazilian James Bond-style musical to record afro-psych music with his group, Tribo Massáhi.
Original copies of the album have sold for getting on for £2,000, such is the infamy of the album, and even copies of a recent 2013 reissue have gone for almost £100. So, it’s great news that Goma Gringo have decided to release it again and let even more people hear the magic of this thoroughly tripped out Afro-Brazilian delight.
Check out the Goma Gringa website for more details on the release. The vinyl is also available for pre-order from Rush Hour.
Have a listen to “Lido’s Square” below:
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