Mauricio Pacheco’s passion for Angolan music has flowered into a wonderful album of reinterpretations of classic Angolan tunes by the cutting edge of Brazil’s underground sceneRead more "Comfusoes – from Angola to Brasil with Producer Mauricio Pacheco"
Koko was packed to the rafters with an impatient Brazilian crowd, keen to get past the DJ and onto the fabulous Vanessa da Mata, who burst onto the stage with such vibrancy and life that the already excited venue cranked up to notches rarely seen outside of BrazilRead more "Vanessa da Mata – Koko, London (Live Review)"
While the host nation to this gig was tuned into a football match, the mainly Latin audience danced, roared and sang their way through an exceptional evening of musicRead more "Seu Jorge and Airto Moreira – Royal Festival Hall (Live Review)"
Don’t be misled by the title, this is not the samba of Bahia, it signifies instead a party and throughout the recording it is as if one has been transported to a raucous street party in Pernambuco, BrazilRead more "Siba – Fuloresta do Samba"
If some recent traditional albums give the listener a feeling of tranquility as if reaching an isolated but welcoming village as dusk settles, Lamp Fall by contrast is like arriving in a bustling city full of unique and chaotic possibilitiesRead more "Cheikh Lo – Lamp Fall"
He’s a hell of a favela fella, this Seu Jorge. As founder of Farofa Carioca, he has been active musically for over a decade but it’s acting that has made him a household name through his classic role as Knockout Ned in Cidade de Deus (City of God) and now as the guy who does […]Read more "Seu Jorge – Cru"
DJ Dolores, aka Helder Aragão, is like a one-man tropicalismo movement for the 21st century. Ska, drum and bass, traditional emboladas, brega, klezmer and a large dollop of hip hop sensibility are just a few of the pots that DJ Dolores rifles through for his unique sound.Read more "DJ Dolores – Aparelhagem"