This is the kind of news that gets us excited. Dengue from Nação Zumbi has teamed up with Fernando Catatau and Yuri Kalil of Cidadão Instigado, as well as Ilhan Ersahin, best known as a Swedish/Turkish jazz improv specialist... Read Article
REVIEW Siba – Avante
Ever since I first heard “Qasida”, the 10th track off Siba Veloso’s latest album Avante, I haven’t been able to stop listening to it. It’s lyrics are apprehensive, poetic, the conflicting words of someone who is looking for... Read Article
REVIEW Céu – Caravana Sereia Bloom
Before listening to Céu’s third album Caravana Sereia Bloom I struggled to think how she could improve on Vagarosa, the second of two albums that established her as one of Brazil’s finest singer/songwriters. With Vagarosa she had built... Read Article
Here’s a clip from the Vamos Brasil festival – which took place in Belgium last year – featuring one of our favourite Brazilian bands Cidadão Instigado rehearsing with Belgian musicians Mauro Pawlowski and Rodrigo Fuentealba. The festival was... Read Article
Can’t believe we’ve only just found out about this little gem. This is “O Tempo”, taken from Cidadão Instigado’s 2005 album E O Método Tufo de Experiências. And this has got to be one of the best Brazilian... Read Article
REVIEW Karina Buhr – Longe de Onde
The choice of “Carapalavra” as first track on Longe de Onde instantly marks this out as a different album to Karina Buhr‘s debut Eu Mentí Pra Voce. The screeching guitars and twisted wordplay of this opening song signal... Read Article
We’ve made no secret of our love for Karina Buhr. Her debut album Eu Mentí Pra Voce was our second favourite album of 2010, which is why we are so excited about the release of her new album... Read Article
We’ve been a bit slack in posting this video, and I must apologise. We watched it when it was first streaming but didn’t realise it was now on Youtube. Our sincerest apologies because this is a video you... Read Article
The first Karina Buhr album, Eu Mentí Pra Voce was one of our favourite albums of 2010. It’s no wonder then that we are very excited to hear that a new album will be released this October.
An album of noir-ish New York/Sao Paulo-based compositions featuring Thalma de Freitas, Nina Becker, Kassin and Mamelo Sound System.
A constant flow of migrants from not just Brazil but all over the world has created a melting pot of over 20 million inhabitants in São Paulo, yet whist Rio de Janeiro is associated with bossa nova and... Read Article