Recife

MIXTAPE DANZ ON 15: Entropia-Entalpia

By 26 February, 2021

Entropia-Entalpia is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Recife, who, following a two-year stint in Angola, moved to São Paulo, becoming a linchpin within the city’s world-revered alternative club scene. An integral member of the coveted Mamba Negra collective,... Read Article

REVIEW Amaro Freitas – Rasif

By 23 October, 2018

Brazilian contemporary jazz has another great representative: Amaro Freitas. From Recife, in north-eastern Brazil, the young pianist combines classic jazz with his musical roots, such as the Afro-Brazilian maracatu and the carnival sounds of frevo and baião. In... 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

The Time and Being of Gilvan Samico

By 26 November, 2013

25th November, 2013 was a strange day. It was the day Sounds and Colours released our new book/CD Sounds and Colours Brazil. It was also the day that the incredible Brazilian artist Gilvan Samico passed away. The following... Read Article

REVIEW D MinGus – Fricçao

By 26 November, 2013

Even though this is the age of remixing, repurposing, rescuing lost sounds and re-contextualizing old popular ones, it’s still quite hard for musicians to create a coherent intersection between the elements of each genre or style without sounding... Read Article

REVIEW Eles Voltam (They’ll Come Back)

By 21 November, 2013

Eles Voltam (They’ll Come Back), written and directed by Marcelo Lordello, is an interesting development on the theme of spoilt, irritating adolescents. An argument in a car between a brother and sister – the stock of many a... Read Article