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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

REVIEW Passo Torto – Passo Elétrico

By 17 December, 2013

I’d been planning on writing a review of Passo Torto‘s second album ever since it came out in May this year. It’s an album I keep coming back to, that keeps surprising me. It has an immediacy that... Read Article

Best Albums Of 2012

By 17 December, 2012

It’s that time of the year again when we select some of our favourite releases from the last year, albums either made by South Americans or suitably inspired by South American music as to be deemed worthy of... Read Article

REVIEW Sambanzo – Etiópia

By 11 December, 2012

Etiópia is the first album from a novel project entitled Sambanzo. Sambanzo is the jazzy outfit of saxist and musical visionary, Thiago França. Thiago França is the wind behind the tenor sax on the recent MetaL MetaL album,... Read Article