Bixiga 70

Top 10 South American Afrobeat Jams

By 16 February, 2016

It’s beautiful to see how artists come together and make an international community from a musical style taken out of a humble region of the world, especially when the sound is fuelled with rebellious attitude and search for unity.... Read Article

MIXTAPE Bixiga 70’s Afro-Latin Mini Mix

By 26 January, 2016

Ahead of their European tour – starting off with a hotly-anticipated London debut, before heading to Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain and Denmark – Bixiga 70 have put together a short but sweet selection of some of their... Read Article

Best of 2015 Playlist

By 21 December, 2015

Enjoyed reading about our favourite South American albums of the year? Well, now we’ve put together a Soundcloud playlist featuring tracks from some of those albums as well as lots of other choice selections from across the year.... Read Article

Best Albums of 2015

By 16 December, 2015

The criteria for our annual year-end list is simple: these are collectively our favourite South American albums of the year, which is to say that they are albums that either hail from South America or feature South American... Read Article

REVIEW Bixiga 70 – III

By 14 October, 2015

Even if the São Paulo bairro of Bixiga was almost entirely colonized by Italian migrants more than one hundred years ago, today that influence is clear only when reading the surnames of its inhabitants and eating out in... Read Article

REVIEW Bixiga 70 – Ocupai

By 03 June, 2014

When Bixiga 70 released their self-titled debut album in 2011 I jumped at the chance to call it “Brazilian afrobeat”, which is essentially what it was, a 10-piece orchestra heavy in percussion and horns playing extended jams that... Read Article

Best Albums Of 2013

By 20 December, 2013

There is little doubt that it has been a great year for South American music. The proof of that can be found in how hard it was for us to select just 20 albums as representing the cream... Read Article