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MIXTAPE Boebis “Raíces” Brazilian Mix

By 30 June, 2014

This is a pure ‘roots’ (raíces) mix from French DJ and Brazilian music expert Boebis as he explores coco, samba de roda, pontos de macumbas, capoeira, maracatú, jongo and other afro, spiritual and folkloric music from Brazil on... Read Article

REVIEW Beginner’s Guide To Bossa Nova

By 19 November, 2012

Every musical genre has its standard flagbearers: for jazz it’s Miles, Coltrane, Dizzy, Duke. Rock’s got Dylan, Hendrix, Lennon, just to name a few heavy weights. I’m always wary of musical genre or stylistic compilations – how can... Read Article

REVIEW Lucas Santtana – Sem Nostalgia

By 31 August, 2011

Sem Nostalgia was released in Brazil in 2009 yet still sounds unbelievably fresh. If there was ever an argument for artistic constraints making the end-product greater then this is it. On Sem Nostalgia, Lucas Santtana (from Bahia, Brazil)... Read Article