Alessandra Leao

REVIEW Alessandra Leão – Pedra de Sal

By 10 November, 2014

It’s been a while since Alessandra Leão‘s last release, the intoxicating album Dois Cordões in 2009 which summed up a new mangue-folk sound perfectly, a distillation of North-Eastern Brazil’s rhythms into serene folk songs that highlighted Leão’s voice... Read Article

MIXTAPE Boebis “Raíces” Brazilian Mix

By 30 June, 2014

This is a pure ‘roots’ (raíces) mix from French DJ and Brazilian music expert Boebis as he explores coco, samba de roda, pontos de macumbas, capoeira, maracatú, jongo and other afro, spiritual and folkloric music from Brazil on... Read Article

La Tabaquera Presents Frevo de Rua!

MIXTAPE La Tabaquera Presents Frevo de Rua!

By 19 June, 2012

If you want to listen to great mixtapes of traditional Latin, African and Caribbean music your first port-of-call really should be La Tabaquera and their Soundcloud page. We’ve already featured mixes of music from Peru and Colombia by... Read Article

La Tabaquera Presents Peru! Mixtape

MIXTAPE La Tabaquera Presents Peru! Mixtape

By 11 November, 2011

This is the second mixtape from La Tabaquera – a project led by Alessandra Leão and Caçapa – which this time presents the music of Peru with over 40 minutes of boogaloo, salsa, chicha, landó, alcatraz and a... Read Article