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

REVIEW Eles Voltam (They’ll Come Back)

By 21 November, 2013

Eles Voltam (They’ll Come Back), written and directed by Marcelo Lordello, is an interesting development on the theme of spoilt, irritating adolescents. An argument in a car between a brother and sister – the stock of many a... 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

Best Albums Of 2011

Best Albums Of 2011

By 16 December, 2011

The time has come again to choose our favourite albums of the year. It’s a task that’s never easy, especially after the bumper year we’ve had, with great music coming from all over South America, reflected in the... 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