Mangue Beat

REVIEW Siba – Avante

By 04 November, 2013

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

Feiticeiro Julião “BARRA”

By 09 November, 2012

Feiticeiro Julião are one of the more interesting new bands to come out of Recife. With outlandish clothing, energetic stage presence and songs that mix mangue bit, jazz and funk with something tribal, hallucinogenic even, they are definitely... Read Article

Volver – Mangue Beatle

By 16 April, 2012

And the award for irony most definitely goes to Pernambuco’s Volver and their song “Mangue Beatle.” If you don’t understand Portuguese unfortunately you may miss out on this song’s charms, including various nods to the mangue beat scene... Read Article

In a Nutshell: Mangue Beat

By 14 June, 2011

In 1992, in the Bar de Dona Edna, in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, the musician and cultural agitator Francisco de Assis França announced to his friends, “I mixed a hip-hop beat with a maracatu groove and it turned out... Read Article