Today, Kafundó Records released the second volume of their series of compilations focused on new electronic music from Brazil. Titled Kafundó Vol. 2 and with a sub-heading of “Roots and Bass Music from Brazil”, this one continues where... Read Article
With close to a third of the year already gone we thought it was about time we brought to attention some of the great new sounds we’ve been listening to this year and which are available for everyone’s... Read Article
New Albums from Eddie and A Banda Mais Bonita da Cidade and three Brazilian music compilations available for download
Normally we would try and write a seperate post for all of these new releases, but frankly new Brazilian music is coming at us too thick and fast to waste too much time. So, we’ve lumped all of... Read Article
In the second part of Sounding Out the Swamp: Recife, Pernambuco, and The Cultural Rise of Northeastern Brazil (read part one here) Gregory Scruggs looks at how manguebit affected the musical landscape of Northeastern Brazil, starting with the... Read Article
Part one of a two-part series by Gregory Scruggs exploring the emergence of Pernambuco as one of the musical epicentres of Brazil. The first part looks at the history of Pernambuco and the beginnings of a musical revolution in the state, brought on by Chico Science and the Manguebit movement.
A couple of weeks ago we announced that Red Hot + Rio 2, the new compilation from the Red Hot Organization featuring a variety of today’s artists covering tropicália classics, will feature the likes of Beck, Caetano Veloso,... Read Article