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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 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 Criolo – Convoque Seu Buda

By 19 January, 2015

On his first album since breakout success Nó Na Orelha (2011) Criolo showcases his versatility and artistic vision by combining a rhymes and social critique with catchy beats, melodies and a startling fluidity between regional, national and global... Read Article

MIXTAPE DJ Contracapa’s Afro Brazil Orixá Mix

By 09 January, 2015

Here we present our first ever mix from Epic Vinyls from Brazil aka DJ Contracapa, a Danish musicologist and huge Brazilian music fanatic. This mix seeks to show the deep connection with Africa that exists in Brazilian music,... 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

DJ Incidental – Tambor E Flor Mixtape

MIXTAPE DJ Incidental – Tambor E Flor Mixtape

By 22 September, 2012

The last DJ Incidental mix we featured (A Laussa Qué Dinheiro Mixtape) was a high-tempo, bass heavy affair, perfect for Saturday nights and getting the bloodflow going. On Tambor E Flor we hear a different side of DJ... Read Article

Mia Doi Todd – Canto de Iemanjá

By 07 November, 2011

New video released for “Canto de Iemanjá” by Mia Doi Todd. The song was written by Vinicius de Moraes and Baden Powell and originally featured on their classic Os Afro-Sambas album. This update by LA-based Mia Doi Todd... Read Article