Iamrisha Presents The Brazil Series

By | 18 June, 2014

Global underground DJ and radio broadcaster IAMRISHA has partnered with the Brazilian Embassy in India to bring a 5-part Brazil music series as part of her weekly radio show A Worldwide Thing on Radio79.com. The aim of the series is to dig deeper into Brazilian sounds and culture showcasing classic, rare and fresh productions coming out of and inspired by Brazil.

She has support from London-based labels Mr.Bongo and Far Out Recordings who are known as the ‘originators of bringing Brazilian music to the world.’ Music will also feature from two of the freshest Brazilian music projects with Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira release and Rio’s Hy Brazil from Chico Dub.

All of the episodes can be heard live on Mondays at 16:00 (Indian Standard Time) on Radio79.com and afterwards the show will be available to listen and download on soundcloud.com/iamrisha

The series includes the following:

June 9th // Trip to Brazil
A musical journey across Brazil starting in the North in the state of Bahia that explores the sounds of the game Capoeira and religion Candomblé. Then heading to the coast and slowly moving our way to the dry arid hinterland of the Sertão where the Brazilian cowboys reside. From here we move to Rio! Sounds of the big batucada samba drumming, football shouts at the Maracanã and sun-kissed bossa beach vibes. Ending up in the concrete urban jungle of São Paulo bringing more sombre but fresher sounds. Available to listen and download here:

June 16th // Classic Brazil
Rare and classic sounds of 60s and 70s Brazil. We delve into samba, bossa nova and Brazil’s largest cultural movement tropicália, showcasing the key players – some real gems! Available to listen and download here:

June 23rd // Brazil Now
A look at some of the freshest sounds and producers coming out of and inspired by Brazil. Expect nu-bossa, hip-hop, ragga, electro and metal baile funk… yes.

June 30th // Afro Brazil
The influence of African culture has touched every part of Brazil’s music landscape. The culture, religion, the everyday rituals of Brazil’s Afro-Brazilian culture are an everyday occurrence in the North East and other parts of Brazil. This episode highlights those key influences and influencers from the old to the new.

July 7th // Bossa Lova
Who doesn’t love bossa nova? I’ll be looking at sounds from the 60s, the influencers on North American Jazz right through to today with nu-bossa and bossa elétrica beats.


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