Class relations in upwardly mobile Brazil come to the forefront in writer/director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s precise and promising first feature... Read Article Feiticeiro Julião are one of the more interesting new bands to come out of Recife. With outlandish clothing, energetic stage... Read Article Nordeste Oculto is the fifth album from Paraíba’s Cabruêra, and forms part of a special release mapping the North-East of... Read Article I’ve never been to Recife or to its neighbouring city, Olinda, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, but if a... Read Article Carnival season is almost here! Of course the most famous carnival is Rio’s, but there are many more. In Brazil... Read Article “Estroboscópica” is a track D Mingus composed in 2004, a song reflecting the vibe in Recife at the end of... Read Article Normally we would try and write a seperate post for all of these new releases, but frankly new Brazilian music... Read Article One of the problems we had with our recent compilation Musica da Massa! New Sounds of Pernambuco, which brought together... Read Article The choice of “Carapalavra” as first track on Longe de Onde instantly marks this out as a different album to... Read Article A great new video from A Banda de Joseph Tourton, a band from Recife that we really should have included... Read Article In the second part of Sounding Out the Swamp: Recife, Pernambuco, and The Cultural Rise of Northeastern Brazil (read part... Read Article Part one of a two-part series by Gregory Scruggs exploring the emergence of Pernambuco as one of the musical epicentres of Brazil. The first part looks at the history of Pernambuco and the beginnings of a musical revolution in the state, brought on by Chico Science and the Manguebit movement.