In this new trilogy of audio-visual shorts forward-thinking Brazilian composers Arrigo Barnabé, Carlos Careqa and Celso Piratta recreate music using the sounds of Curitiba. With a tape recorder in hand the three artists move through the streets of... Read Article
We are very happy to bring to you the start of a special project begun by Allan Yokohama, a musician who has been a part of Curitiba’s independent music scene for many years, performing with bands and artists... Read Article
“Eu vou torcer pela paz, pela alegria, pelo amor e pelas moças bonitas, eu vou torcer!” (I’m rooting for peace, happiness, love and beautiful girls, I’m rooting!” The first lines of Jorge Ben Jor’s lyrics to “Vou Torcer”... Read Article
Batuk Freak, the debut album from Brazilian rapper Karol Conka, is one of the most talked-about releases on this Brazil-obsessed World Cup year. We can understand why; assured rapping, memorable hooks, great beats and a diverse production all... Read Article
When I first heard Copacabana Club I was a little bit dubous, as I always am when I hear South American music with English lyrics. Generally, the music has to be that little bit extra special to make up for the fact that the band are stepping away from their native tongue in order to widen their appeal. However, after one minute of "Mrs Melody" I was sold. This is simply great pop music.
We made a bit of a fuss about the latest Criolo album, making it our best album of 2011 as well as calling it the future of Brazilian hip-hop. Well, it looks like Karol Conka could be making... Read Article
New video from Copacabana Club’s recent Tropical Splash album. Here’s “Backyard”:
Copacabana Club released their excellent debut album Tropical Splash only a few weeks ago. It’s hyperactive mix of vocals, spiky guitar riffs and pop melodies worthy of the B-52s instantly caught our attention, and we gave the album... Read Article
Quality sludge rock from Curitiba’s This Lonely Crowd. This is “Spotty Powder” off their album Some Kind of Pareidolia, released earlier this year:
There’s no escaping it! With more than 4 million views on Youtube this has to be the video of the moment in Brazil. You can read more about A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade here.
A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade are a band from Curitiba in the South of Brazil. Until last week they were relatively unknown outside of their home city. Now, they are officially an internet phenomenom, all thanks to... Read Article
Highly influenced by immigrants from central and east European countries, the southern region of Brazil – comprised of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul – has developed a very unique cultural scene. In the 1930’s São... Read Article