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Indigenous Artists Occupy Bahia’s Museum of Modern Art

By Thea Pitman 28 July, 2021

Indigenous artists staged a ‘retomada’ (reclaiming what is theirs) during an exhibition at Salvador’s Museum of Modern Art of Bahia. They took over the curation, rejecting the separation of ‘high art’ and ‘arts and crafts’, breaking traditional gallery... Read Article

MIXTAPE CON ALMA 21: Junix 11

By 08 February, 2021

Bahia-born sound artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Junix 11 is woven into the very tapestry of Brazilian cultural production. A sought-after collaborator and producer, Junix 11 has worked extensively with artists and groups such as BaianaSystem, Arto Lindsay, Carlinhos... Read Article

REVIEW BaianaSystem – O Futuro Não Demora

By 02 April, 2019

Since their acclaimed album Duas Cidades was released in 2016, BaianaSystem have often been singled out as the most relevant novelty in Brazilian music in recent years. Their cathartic shows and their use of the trio elétrico format during carnival... Read Article

DJ Tudo’s Mixtape Ijexá

By 22 May, 2017

DJ Tudo is something of an ambassador for traditional Brazilian (and world) music. He’s been featured on this site many times before, whether for his funky globetrotting band DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Todo Lugar, for his... Read Article

REVIEW Moreno Veloso – Coisa Boa

By 17 November, 2014

With the confidence of his father, Moreno Veloso has released his first album under his own name (though his ground-breaking album Máquina de Escrever/Music Typewriter from 2001, which was released as Moreno +2, should not be forgotten). Coisa... Read Article

Setting The Scene: Salvador

By 02 December, 2013

This is an exclusive extract from Sounds and Colours Brazil, our book focused on Brazilian music and culture. Incubator, lab and launch pad, the northeastern state of Bahia is the source of so many pivotal shifts in Brazilian... Read Article