Archive for the ‘Brazil’ Category

Caetano Veloso - Transa

Caetano Veloso is one of the most influential brazilian musicians among Tom Jobin and João Gilberto.

The greatest name of Tropicalia movement, he inspired innumerable artists, one of them is Devendra Banhart.


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Raul Seixas - Abre-te Sésamo

Raul Seixas is a pioneer and very popular rock musician from Brazil. People outside Brazil may not find it so interesting because the best part is the lyrics.

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Céu – Céu

Céu - Céu

Céu is a brand new brazilian potencial in world music.

She makes a very authentic mixture of bossa nova, dub, african beats and reggae. But the vocal lines and lyrics relate directly to african roots.

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São Paulo Underground - Sauna: Um, Dois, Três

Once upon a time, the cornetist Rob Mazurek had the idea of coming to Brazil and making some musical partnershis.
The result is São Paulo Underground, with the album Sauna: Um, Dois, Três.

An exciting mix of experimental noise, jazz and a pinch of hip hop.

I just don’t like the hip hop sections, the rest is bliss!

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Bebel Gilberto - Momento

I’ve listented to Momento a couple of times and it just couldn’t catch my attention. I’m somehow disappointed.
Because I really knew Bebel through her Bebel Gilberto Remixed. I thought Momento would be the perfect balance between bossa nova and electro chillout.

In fact, Momento has the two things well balanced, but I don’t know, I just didn’t feel the same “thing” as in Bebel‘s remixed homonymous album.

I feel comfortable saying that in the album Bebel Gilberto it was a brazilian person looking at Brazil. And in Momento it’s like a brazilian person looking at the whole world.

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