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S&C New Latin Music Playlist #2

By 16 May, 2017

The spring and start of summer are a fruitful time for new music releases, which may explain why we’ve been inundated with new music. As usual, the quality has been high and the choices as eclectic as always.... Read Article

Cal Jader’s Best Tracks of 2014

By 17 December, 2014

We asked Movimientos’ Cal Jader – a man at the heart of London’s Latin American music scene – to pick out 10 of his favourite tracks of the year, and boy has he delivered. It’s a selection that... Read Article

MIXTAPE Metá-Metá Mixtape

By 21 November, 2014

Brazil’s Metá-Metá bring together influences as diverse as afro-samba, punk, free-form jazz, candomblé and afrobeat to create visceral, experimental and soulful music that reaches from a whisper to an all-out aural assault. On their latest album, MetaL MetaL,... Read Article

REVIEW Alessandra Leão – Pedra de Sal

By 10 November, 2014

It’s been a while since Alessandra Leão‘s last release, the intoxicating album Dois Cordões in 2009 which summed up a new mangue-folk sound perfectly, a distillation of North-Eastern Brazil’s rhythms into serene folk songs that highlighted Leão’s voice... Read Article

Metá-Metá Announce London Show

By 03 October, 2014

One of our favourite bands, Metá-Metá, will be playing a long-overdue London show on Monday 1st December. Starting off as a trio of Juçara Marçal (vocals), Thiago França (saxophone) and Kiko Dinucci (guitars) for their spell-binding self-titled debut,... Read Article

REVIEW Metá Metá – Metal Metal

By 07 July, 2014

One side of Brazil is sunny, party-loving and happy-go-lucky. Then there’s the other face of the coin. A face which has recently conquered the scene, at least musically-speaking, and which hotly distances itself from the picture postcard views and the... Read Article