Music from Sao Paulo

Karina Buhr – Cara Palavra

By 22 September, 2011

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

Criolo – Subirusdoistiozin

By 31 August, 2011

Great new video from Criolo, this time for his song “Subirusdoistiozin”, another track taken from his immensely good Nó Na Orelha album. The video was directed by Tom Stringhini. You can read our review of Nó Na Orelha... Read Article

CSS – La Liberación

REVIEW CSS – La Liberación

By 22 August, 2011

São Paulo’s CSS are back after a three-year break with La Liberación, a third album which attempts to address the criticisms faced by their previous two. Their self-titled debut – released back in 2006 – was firmly positioned... Read Article

Criolo — Mariô (Live)

By 22 May, 2011

Criolo performing “Mariô” live with the assistance of Kiko Dinucci and band. This song is one of my highlights from his recent Nó Na Orelha album, and sounds like it could be even better experienced live!

Tiê – A Coruja e o Coração

REVIEW Tiê – A Coruja e o Coração

By 19 April, 2011

A Coruja e o Coração is Tiê‘s second album, and it’s a very different beast to that first offering. Sweet Jardim was a quiet, serene album that saw her billed as part of a new bossa nova movement.... Read Article

Instituto — Ossario

By 28 October, 2010

Here is a little gem from Instituto, the Sao Paulo super-group featuring Rica Amabis, Tejo Damasceno, Rodrigo Silveira and Daniel Ganjaman, as well as an assortment of guest stars. This is hugely enjoyable stuff.