When it comes to understanding the European love for Latin music, Far Out Recordings is one of the keys. The independent record label from the UK has been bringing the finest jazz-infused and bossa nova-rooted Brazilian music to... Read Article
Banda Black Rio
Ed Motta knows a thing or two about soul. As the nephew of Brazil’s finest soul man Tim Maia, it’s in his genes. But he hasn’t relied on a family connection to build his reputation. With 12 studio... Read Article
REVIEW Sabrina Malheiros – Dreaming
Since its birth in the mid-50s, bossa nova has been one of Brazil’s greatest gifts to modern music. Rhythm, harmony and melody blend with such fluidity and lightness of touch that the notes don’t so much bounce as... Read Article
Great new mix from DJ Alquimix featuring a selection of what he calls “grooves finos e sortidos.” In other words this is a mix of fine rare grooves from Brazil, featuring artists such as Tim Maia, Quarteto em... Read Article
Sounds and Colours’ Eduardo Pagnoncelli recently reviewed Banda Black Rio’s exciting new album SuperNovaSambaFunk and here interviews William Magalhaes (pictured above, far right), the main man behind the group.
This isn't the first time Sounds and Colours have written about Banda Black Rio, and after listening to their new album, I am sure this won't be the last. Banda Black Rio first experienced success in the 70s but had to stop in the early 80s due to its leader’s, Oberdan Magalhaes, tragic death. However, the importance of Banda Black Rio was never forgotten and Oberdan’s son, musician William Magalhaes put the pieces together, formed a new group and continued the band's legacy.
Formed in 1976, Banda Black Rio is one of the most important names of Brazilian music history. Being one of the pioneers of a new music genre that began to fuse samba with soul music, Banda Black Rio... Read Article
MIXTAPE Happy Jazz Radio’s Brazilian Mix
In our constant search for new sounds and artists we always like to feature a few mixtapes on the site, provided by as wide assortment of musicians, DJs, enthusiasts and general interesting folk as we can find. Today’s... Read Article
Saravah Soul began when Otto Nascarella moved from his native Brazil to London in the hope of finding a place for his mix of Brazilian soul and funk. Everything since then has moved rather fast. The band formed,... Read Article