December 29, 2009

Edu Ribeiro vs. Robertinho Silva


Percussion duel . See 03:19: fast metallic tamborim .

Robertinho Silva (1941) is a Brazilian drummer known for playing jazz. His first album was "Musica Popular Brasileira" in 1981.

He began his career with the band Som Imaginario with Zé Rodrix.

He has played with many famous musicians including João Donato, Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Taiguara, Toninho Horta, Roberto Carlos, Gal Costa, João Bosco, Paulo Moura, Airto Moreira, Moacyr Santos, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Shelly Manne, Peggy Lee, Cal Tjader, Sarah Vaughan, George Duke, Flora Purim, Egberto Gismonti


December 28, 2009

Zé Cafofinho & suas Correntes - " Xirley "


At the launch of the album "Dança da Noite ( Dance the Night Away )"

Zé Cafofinho, nickname of Tiago Andrade, is a musician, composer and singer from the city of Recife . Rhythms such as ska, jazz, macumba (afro religion) and samba are the main basis of his music interest . He was a band leader of Songo, a group he formed in 1990s.


December 27, 2009

Paulinho da Viola - "Filosofia"


Excerpt from the 2003 documentary - "Paulinho da Viola - Meu Tempo É Hoje ( My Time Is Now ) ".


December 26, 2009

Moisés Santana with Andreia Dias - "Eterno Retorno"


Recording Session from the coming CD "Verso Alegoria"

Moisés Santana was born in Bahia.He is also a journalist has been living in Sao Paulo for eleven years where he got influenced by international and urban sounds.( Mondomix )

December 23, 2009

Os Tres do Nordeste at the Festival de forró de Itaunas - 2009


Unable to find any information on this trio. From Bahia ?



December 20, 2009

Jorge Aragoa with Alcione - " Erendo do Meu Samba "


In the series "Ao Vivo Convida" this album gives an overview of Jorge's accomplishments these past decades....A pleasant album, not pretentious of reaching anything else but the joy of a few sambas.
( )

Jorge Aragão
Ao Vivo Convida
Indie Records Universal 325912004562 (2002)


December 17, 2009

Ramiro Musotto meets Omar Sosa - Vienna 2008


In the early 1980’s Ramiro Musotto - Argentinean born musician , 1964 - moved to Brazil to pursue his dream to study percussion in Salvador da Bahia. . . . There he enthusiastically absorbed the presence of the deep African-Brazilian culture that helped him to shape his talent to his own desire. His style evolved with the inclusion of many Indian/Latin American and African impressions which he approached in an almost ethnic way. As someone who always wanted to stay on top of new sounds and rhythms, he started to experiment with electronics and samplers in order to find out how they mixed with traditional percussion. ( )


December 15, 2009

samba de roda / One Hot Night in Bahia


Taken from the documentary SAMBA DE RODA NA PALMA DA MÃO, by Jorge Pacoa; group Samba Chula de São Braz and others samba in São Braz, Bahia, Brazil.

Uploaded by "ytidentidade" . October 2009

December 14, 2009

Leci Brandão with Alcione - " O Morro Não Tem Vez "


Leci Brandão da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, 1944) is a singer and composer of Brazilian Popular Music (Música Popular Brasileira or MPB). She is the daughter of Pérola Negra, one of the artists who pioneered in making the Brazilian pagode music popular throughout the land.

One of Leci Brandão's latest performances was in 2005 with Raça Brasileira: 20 Anos (DVD: 'Raca Brasileira', rated NR, one hour/2005) with many other Brazilian samba greats (i.e. Beth Carvalho, Arlindo Cruz, Almir Guineto, etc.).


December 12, 2009

Marcos Suzano & Paulinho Moska


Estrela da Lapa - 07/02/2007

Vocal & Guitar : Paulinho Moska
Pandeiro : Marcos Suzano

Born in Rio de Janeiro 1967 : Pursuing an artistic career, Paulinho Moska studied theatre at the Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras in Rio. After a few jobs as an actor, he found his way back to music. . . . For Paulinho those early 90s were musically dominated by powerful rock bands like Nirvana, Lenny Kravitz and Pearl Jam. The influences of that preference are clearly noticeable on his debut album, the earlier mentioned Vontade. For music critics that album is enough reason to qualify Paulinho as a rock artist. That was not what he had in mind though. Paulinho started questioning his life as an artist. He joined a study group on the work of French theorist Gilles Deleuze, and that brought Paulinho in contact with philosophy and other art forms. Translated in music, this meant that his next album was a mixture of pop and MPB with lyrics reflecting his interest in existentialism. A few career steps later, the live album Através do Espelho (1997) added yet another new facet: the bonus track on that cd, the song "Mesmice," showed the first use of electronics in Paulinho's music. That approach grew and reached a climax on the album Mobile (1999). While touring to promote the cd, Moska, who stopped using his first name as an artist, democratically honoured the talent of his three accompanying musicians. The band was called Quarteto Móbile/Moska.

On this new album, Tudo Novo de Novo the quartet is featured again. And what a quartet that is! They matured in those few years and found the perfect balance, complementing each other's efforts. Marcos Suzano can be seen as one of Brazil's most melodic percussionists. He has the rare talent to choose the right percussion instrument to accomplish a natural interaction with the other instruments, whether those are acoustic or electric. . . . . ( Mú )

Uploaded by " lizannepaulo "

SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo 2006


A tribute to DJ Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo, 2006. Featuring Pupillo - Nacao Zumbi's drummer, DJ Nuts and DJ Primo.


December 9, 2009

Clara Nunes - " Portela Na Avenida"


Uploaded by " clamagoada "

The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Portela - G.R.E.S. Portela - is one of the most traditional samba schools of the city of Rio de Janeiro


December 7, 2009

Paulinho da Viola with Marisa Monte - " Carinhoso "


Uploaded by " VideosdeCaio2 "

Born in Rio de Janeiro to a family deeply rooted in the samba tradition, Paulinho met and befriended much of Rio's samba elite as a child. His father was a guitar player and musicians like Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim would often come to his house for rehearsals, which Paulinho watched for hours on end....He began writing his own songs as a teenager, but never considered a career as a professional musician until he met poet Hermínio Bello de Carvalho in 1964. By then, Paulinho was working as a teller at a bank in Rio de Janeiro, and recognised Hermínio from the jam sessions at Jacob do Bandolim's house. The two became close friends and soon began writing music together. The first song they wrote together was Duvide-o-dó, recorded by singer Isaurinha Garcia. He then began performing his own songs at a restaurant in Rio, owned by samba legend Cartola and his wife.

He got his famous nickname in 1965, when he was a member of the samba group A Voz do Morro (the voice of the hills), alongside Zé Keti and Oscar Bigode. After their first recording session, a publicist from the record label reportedly told him "'Paulo César' is not a samba name!". Zé Keti and journalist Sérgio Cabral eventually came up with the nickname "Paulinho da Viola".

By the 1970s, Paulinho was at the most prolific stage of his career, releasing an average of one album per year. He was already a household name in samba, choro and MPB circles and broadened his audience by touring all over Brazil and also playing at festivals in Europe and the U.S.. His productivity and popularity had waned by the mid-80s, when he decided to focus more on his songwriting. In 1996 he regained notoriety after releasing the much-acclaimed album Bebadosamba, in which he once again joined forces with Hermínio Bello de Carvalho and Elton Medeiros, his early songwriting partners.

A 2003 documentary called “Meu Tempo é Hoje” (My Time is Now) depicted his personal and public lives, including his relationship with his native Rio de Janeiro and its samba community. “The film depicts, both with enthusiasm and restraint, the life of a true prince,” wrote Brazilian journalist and critic José Nêummane in a review.

He still lives in Rio de Janeiro and performs around Brazil. ( Wikipedia )


December 3, 2009

Zeep with Vieux Farka Touré - "O Ronco da Cuica"


Live at Heatwave Tour UK November 2007. Film by Chris and Steve Franck.

Zeep , a UK duo , Nina Miranda and Chris Franck were founding members of Smoke City and Da Lata.

They have collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Tony Allen, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Robbie, Vieux Farka Touré, Nitin Sawhney, Jah Wobble, Femi Kuti, Bebel Gilberto and more. Their first album as Zeep came out in 2007 (on Far Out Records).

Nina Miranda is both a singer and songwriter who was part of the English group, Smoke City, and more recently, Shrift.

Nina Miranda's father is Brazilian visual artist Luiz Aquila, her mother is English and she was born in Brazil, and educated in Brazil, England and France. She wanted to be an opera singer when she was younger, and then studied art.

Vieux Farka Touré is Ali Farka Touré's son from Mali.

Edgar Scandurra - "Culto de Amor"


Edgard Scandurra José Pereira (Sao Paulo,1962) is a guitarist and composer, member of rock band Ira!. Scandurra is now much more connected to electronic music than to rock.


November 29, 2009

3 na Massa - "Sem Fôlego"


" Sem Fôlego " is from the album 'Na Confraria das Sedutoras'.

3 Na Massa was founded by Rica Amabis, Pupillo and Sucinto Silva aka Dengue in São Paulo. Pupillo and Dengue play drums and bass while Rica is the magic cook, the producer of the trio. This is also where the band name stems from, 3 na massa - 3 in the dough, slang for something that makes your mouth water in expectation of a special treat.

The idea of 3 na massa came from women. Women talking about their amorous experiences with men -- moments, events that marked their life, whether seduction or desires. The songs are inspired by the sensuality of these stories. They can be happy, entertaining as well as spicy and longing like an erotic adventure in an amusement park. Under the influence of Federico Fellini's films and the work of Serge Gainsbourg of the 60s and 70s, the music could easily be the soundtrack of the illustrated stories of Millo Manara.

The debut album release is the stories (songs) of 13 different women who collaborated with the trio to create this trip through the large emotional world of women. Lending their voice to the songs are some of Brazil’s favorites: CéU, Nina Miranda, Thalma de Freitas, Karine Carvalho and Alice Braga, among others.

Rica Amabis is a producer and sound engineer working in music since 1994. In 1999 he released his first record titled "Sambadelic", a fusion of Brazilian music and electronic beats. In 2000 Rica founded the studio / production team INSTITUTO in which he and his team produced and composed music for albums such as Naçao Zumbi, Otto, Záfrica Brasil, film (The Invador, Seja O que Deus Quiser, Arido Movie, Baixio das Bestas, Cao sem dono), amongst many other special projects.

Pupillo and Dengue are members of the popular Pernambuco fusion rock band Nação Zumbi. Pupillo is also a partner of the label Candeeiro which includes artists like DJ Dolores, China and Mundo Livre. He has played on recordings by Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte and others. ( My Space ) . Upload by " mitcr " 2008 .


Toquinho and Simone - " Samba de Orly "


Toquinho's professional career took off in the 1960s at shows promoted by radio personality Walter Silva at the famous Paramount theater in São Paulo. He composed his first recorded song with Chico Buarque entitled "Lua Cheia" (Full Moon) His first big hit was composed in 1970 with Jorge Benjor, "Que Maravilha" (What a Wonder).

That same year he was invited by Vinicius de Moraes, co-writer of the worldwide hit song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema), to participate in a series of shows in Buenos Aires, forming a solid partnership that would continue for 11 years and produce 120 songs, 25 records and over a thousand shows. After the death of Vinicius de Moraes in 1980, Toquinho went on to pursue a solo career, often performing with other talented musicians like Paulinho da Viola, Danilo Caymmi, Paulinho Nogueira and Chico Buarque.

Throughout his career, Toquinho always composed for children, and has five albums for children, including Arca de Noé (1980), with Vinicius de Moraes, and Casa de brinquedos (1983). Toquinho continues to record albums and play his music around the world. He is still very acclaimed in Brazil and Italy. ( Wikipedia )

Uploade by " rodolfoqueiros "


November 25, 2009

Giana Viscardi - " Consolação "


Sao Paulo singer/composer . In 1999 she moved to the USA to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There she quickly won recognition of the local music scene.

While at college Giana met guitarrist Michael Ruzitschka who since then has been her musical partner and director. Born in Austria, Ruzitschka graduated from Berklee and later moved to São Paulo, where he is living since 2003. After studying intensively the Brazilian guitar style he is nowadays one of the few European musicians who are part of the contemporary Brazilian scene.

After moving back to São Paulo in 2003 Giana established her career in Brazil. She won the award Rumos Itaú Cultural, participated in the TV Festival of the TV Cultura, recorded the TV show “Bem Brasil” besides doing numerous concerts in São Paulo. ( My Space ).

November 22, 2009

Cuca Teixeira Trio



Cuca Teixeira : a Sao Paulo drummer.

Tania Maria's" Funky Tamborim" - percussion ensemble "Funcussion"


Reinterpretation of the Brazilian Tania Maria's " Funky Tamborim " by the Japanese percussion ensemble Funcussion . Posted by tame5ro .

Cartola - " Alvorada " - 1974



Found this clip on the Black Star Liners' blog- African music development/influence in the American continent . It grows on me the more I listen.

Angenor de Oliveira, known as Cartola - Portuguese for top hat , ( 1909 - 1980) was a Brazilian singer, composer and poet considered to be a figure in the development of samba.

Cartola's family moved to Mangueira hill - due to financial difficulties, where a small favela was beginning to appear.

In Mangueira, Cartola soon befriended Carlos Cachaca and other sambistas, getting started in the world of malanragem and samba. In 1928, they founded the Arengueiros Carnival Block, which would later transform in the traditional samba school Estação Primeira de Mangueire, one of the most loved samba-schools in Brazil. Cartola is considered responsible for the choice of colors of the school, which are said to stem from the colors of football club Fluminenese , which is located in Laranjeiras. ( Wikipedia )


November 21, 2009

Lua Reis - "As Rosas Não Falam"



A Sao Paulo group with many influences : Mexico, France, Cape Verde, Argentina, Spain, exercising with any taste, eclecticism and courage to try different flavors. ( My Space )

Duet with Brazilian singer Alcione and Angolan composer Waldemar Bastos in a Portuguese TV broadcast.


Maria Rita at the Virada Cultural 2009


Virada Cultural,São Paulo, 2009: "Cria", "Recado" ( 03:30 ) and " Muito Pouco " ( 06:44 )

Maria Rita is the daughter of famed pianist/arranger César Camargo Mariano and the late Brazilian singing legend Elis Regina . ( Wikipedia )

..." Maria Ritas´ learning was made totally by instinct and in a very informal way. A conversation she had with her father, when she was younger, clearly shows it. Maria Rita asked Camargo Mariano to teach her how to play the piano. Reacting to his refusal, she said: 'OK you do not have time right? ' Her father, who is surely one of her greatest musical references disagreed; he said that he would be able to find time, if that was the issue. The problem is that he had learned to play piano by himself. 'What he plays he has learned from no one, so he has nothing to teach' understands Maria Rita now, following then a similar path. She would release her voice and that was it. She started to take singing lessons later on, to 'learn how to use the tool'. She would even like to have a formal background, but in the other hand, she is happy with the way she picked, guided by instinct and by her heart" ....( )


November 17, 2009

Tulipa Ruiz - "Cada Voz"




teaser tulipa studio



. . . Something doesn't feel right here . . ! ! ! . Tulipa Ruiz is the patient and she is doing a duet with her dentist .

Found this video clip in Tulipa Ruiz's blog .

Cassia Eller & Noite Ilustrada - " Você passa, eu acho graça"



Cassia Eller & Noite Ilustrada reinterpeting the song " Você passa, eu acho graça".

Uploaded by " leandroeumesmo "

November 16, 2009

Daniela Mercury & Olodum : " Swing Da Cor "



From the well produced Daniela Mercury's DVD " Eletrodoméstico " 2003 .

Olodum is a cultural group based in the Afro Brazilian community of Salvador, the capital city of the state of Bahia. It offers cultural activities to young people, largely centered around music; it also offers theatrical productions and other activities. Founded in 1979, its stated aims are to combat racism, to encourage self-esteem and pride among Afro Brazilians, and to fight for civil rights for all marginalized groups.

Olodum is widely credited with developing the music style known as samba reggae. Neguinho do Samba, the lead percussionist, created a mix of the traditional Brazilian samba beat with merengue, salsa, and reggae rhythms for the Carnaval of 1986. This became known as samba-reggae. This "bloco afro" music is closely tied to its African roots, as seen through its percussion instruments, participatory dancing and unique rhythm. It also directly draws from many Caribbean cultures, like Cuba and Puerto Rico.Olodum's performing band (or Banda) has released records in its own right and has been featured on recordings by Brazilian stars such as Simone and Daniela Mercury.( Wikipedia )

Uploaded by " jmaag "


November 15, 2009

Maria Alcina - " Alô Alô "


Samba / MPB : Uploaded by " cantares2008 "

Owner of a distinctively low voice, Maria Alcina shook Brazil in the now-distant 1972 with her androgyny and irreverence, winning the VII Festival Internacional da Canção/FIC (International Song Festival) with "Fio Maravilha" (Jorge Ben). Others hits of hers were "Alô Alô" (André Filho) in 1973. The song, one of several taken from Carmen Miranda's repertory, was used strategically by the singer, who also employed extravagant outfits to establish a connection with Miranda's identity. During the military dictatorship, Alcina was sued due to an alleged "subversive behavior" expressed by her irreverent artistic persona. In 1974, she had success with "Kid Cavaquinho" (João Bosco/Aldir Blanc). After the '80s, she devoted herself to a repertory based on humoristic double entendre, having performed in the U.S. together with Jamelão and Emílio Santiago, a country in which she participated in 1995 in a tribute to Carmen Miranda. ( Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide )

Barbatuques - Carcará


Vocal/Body Percussion

Sao Paulo percussion collective formed by Fernando Barba since 1995.


November 12, 2009

Mariana Aydar : " Palavras Não Falam "



An excerpt from the interview with Mariana Aydar at the CBN Noite Total. She performed her first composition " Palavras Não Falam" . ( 11/09/2009 )


November 8, 2009

Simone and Martihno da Vila - " Ex Amor " (29/05/2009)



Martinho da Vila ( Rio de Janeiro) is a samba musician. His music shows influence from the region he was born, such as the calango rhythm.

He is also politically active and a prominent figure and spokesperson for afro-brazilian issues as well as for the Brazilian Communist Party. He is an author of 6 books, and has been a recording artist since 1969.

Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, better known as Simone, is a singer and a major performer of Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) who has recorded more than 31 albums.

During her teenage years she was a professional basketball player and moved to São Paulo to become a member of the women's national basketball team. She studied in Santos (São Paulo), majoring in Physical Education. . . . Her career begun when a close friend and guitar teacher Elodir Barontini invited her to sing in a pre-schedule dinner with Odeon´s marketing manager. At the end of this meeting, specially scheduled for the performance, came an offer of a contract to record not one but four albums at once.

Forro in the Dark - "Forrowest"


Forro: uploaded by "dadalites"

Forró in the Dark is the collective of four New York-based Brazilian ex-pats –Mauro Refosco (zabumba drum and vocals) Davi Vieira (percussion and vocals) Guilherme Monteiro (guitar and vocals) and Jorge Continentino (pifano flute, sax and vocals) - who are updating this traditional sound for the 21st century.

Drum solo . . . . 01:16, 03:01


November 5, 2009

Samba de Rainha - "Vivendo Samba"



Formed by four percussionists (Aidée, Erica, Gadi and Sandra), guitarist (Naná), cavaquinho player (Thais) and singer (Núbia). Samba de Rainha, from Sao Paulo, adds a pop accent to the samba.


November 4, 2009

Monjolo - "Samba do Sequestro"


Latin / Experimental / Afro-beat

Formed in 2002 . Originally from Recife ( Northeastern Brazil ) , Monjolo is currently based in Sao Paulo. Will post some more information about this group if there is any more interesting detail.


November 2, 2009

Mariana Aydar - Zé do Caroço "FUNK"


MPB: uploaded by "alexnasc79"

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Prata Da Casa , SESC Pompeia , Sao Paulo 15/08/2009.

Reinterpretation of the song " Zé do Caroço " with Baile Funk ( or Rio Funk ).

Accordeon solo 04:35


Nicolas Krassik and Sergio Krakowski @ Clube dos Democráticos Ball.


Nicolas Krassik and Sergio Krakowski play at Clube dos Democráticos Ball. Footage from the brazilian TV show 'SEMENTE DA MÚSICA BRASILEIRA'.

NICOLAS KRASSIK : The 39-year-old French violinist started his studies at 5 years of age at the Conservatoire National de Region d’Aubervilliers-la Courneuve, where he studied during 14 years and graduated in classical music. He then went to study at the Jazz school (Centre de Formation Musicale de Paris) for another year. From this point on he started his professional career playing with great names in Jazz, such as Michel Petrucciani, Vincent Courtois, Didier Lockwood, Pierrick Hardy, among others. In 1999, Nicolas was invited to teach classes in improvisation at the Jazz School founded by the violinist Didier Lockwood. During his search for new sounds he discovered a great connection to Brazilian music and so decided to move to Brazil in 2001. Upon his arrival in Rio he started to go to Samba and Choro shows and jam sessions in Lapa, an old neighborhood in Rio with a strong musical effervescence. His quick integration into the Brazilian music scene resulted in the beginning of a promising solo career.

SERGIO KRAKOWSKI : Began playing pandeiro when he was 15 years old. He learned to play informally with friends, but quickly realized the richness of the instrument and began to dedicate himself more seriously to it. He is self-taught and developed his own technique, based on various influences such as Rafael Rabello, Jorginho do Pandeiro and Marcos Suzano. Freedom of expression is a primary focus in Sergio's musical path. He believes that the pandeiro has even more potenial than has been explored until this point, including the use of polyrhythms. In fact he works on a Pandeiro technique that allows one to play two different voices simultaneously. Krakowski started his professional career at 18, playing in clubs in Rio de Janeiro with some of the great names in Brazilian music. He dedicated himself to the instrumental Brazilian music style call Choro, where he found the freedom of expression he was looking for.


November 1, 2009

Jorge Aragão - "Conselho"



Aragão started his career in the '70s as a sambista at balls and in nightclubs. His songwriting career took off in 1977, when Elza Soares recorded his composition "Malandro" (with Jotabê). He was a founding member of Grupo Fundo de Quintal and one of its main composers and lyricists, abandoning the band some time later to dedicate himself to a solo career. Almost every great samba interpreter (Beth Carvalho, Alcione, Zeca Pagodinho, Martinho da Vila) has Jorge Aragão compositions in their repertoire.



October 30, 2009

Kiko Klaus - "O Samba Chora"


Pop / Samba / Electronic

From Recife, Pernambuco.

The years living in Spain, Flamenco influenced Kiko has worked with Latin Grammy and BBC awarded Flamenco band "Ojos de Brujo", Macaco, Manu Chao, and Amparanóia .

In Brazil, Kiko also worked with artists that had important influence on his music like Naná Vasconcelos, Nação Zumbi, Arto Lindsay, Lenine, among others.


Bicho de Pé - "Pedra de responsa"


From Sao Paulo . Featuring Chico Cesar on guitar/vocal. Uploaded by "macaue"


October 23, 2009

Cyro Baptista & the Banquet of the Spirits featuring Makigami Koichi- "Forro for All"


Other / Other 05:33, 06:50 crowd participation.

This video was shot in Tokyo, Japan at the "Where is the Music?" Festival. Uploaded by jbias82.

Makigami Koichi is leader/vocalist/theremin/mouth harp player for rock band HIKASHU ( Japanese underground "avant-pop" collective ), known for his virtuosic vocal range and expression as well as his unique incorporation of elements of theatre, performance, and entertainment, all of which make this Japanese band so widely acclaimed both critically and popularly.

He is also active as voice improvisation artist and solo performer. In addition to recordings with HIKASHU, Makigami released a solo album in 1992 of re-worked, reinterpreted old Japanese popular songs, produced by John Zorn. Together with this recorded work, he has conducted a series of concerts under this project.

Alcione and Beth Carvalho: "Não deixe o samba morrer e Sufoco"




October 17, 2009

Cyro Baptista, Bobby McFerrin & Richard Bona - Live


Other / Improvisation : 02:18 , 02:47, Cyro Baptista plays the pandeiro 05:34 .

Recorded at the 2008 North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam. Uploaded by " ramez10"

Laborg - " Tema 08 "


Multimedia / Abstract Electronica

Short film produced by Laborg in 2008. Soundtrack by Muepetmo.

Screened August 2008 at the 19th International Short Film Festival , Sao Paulo.
Screened at Boom Festival 2009, Portugal.


Samba da Vela -" Feijoa Com Cove "


Samba 0:48 False start for tan-tan player . hand slap ! :-) .

Surdo player 02:32 , with rim shots 02:15 .


Cassia Eller - " Na Cadência do Samba "


MPB / Brazilian Rock

Cassia Eller ( 1962 - 2001 ) : Daughter of an army officer, Cassia was born in Rio de Janeiro, but grew up in different cities due to her father’s assignments. She chose to be a singer at age 14, when someone gave her a guitar. Later on, in Brasília (State Capital), she would sing with choirs and trios elétricos (trucks specially remodeled to accommodate a live band, created in Bahia, in the 70s, for Carnival purposes), and trained classical singing. In 1989 she headed to São Paulo, passing around a demo tape of the song "Por Enquanto", by Renato Russo. She signed to Polygram and released her first LP, "Cássia Eller", in 1990. ( Clique Music )


October 14, 2009

Germano Mathias - "Samba de Periferia"


Caixa player

Germano Mathias (Sao Paulo, 1934) is a Brazilian singer from São Paulo.

His big hit was "Minha nega na janela". He has a peculiar way of interpreting the sambas, always in a syncopated, and accompany them playing with a lid of a can of shoe polish, shoe shining legacy of the Cathedral Square, with whom he lived in the early 1950s. ( Wikipedia )


October 13, 2009

Laborg @ Virada Cultural 2009 - São Paulo City Hall facade projection


Experimental / Other / Multimedia

LABORG projection to the São Paulo's City Hall facade during "Virada Cultural 2009". Music by Herbie Hancock

For 24 hours, Sao Paulo was completely inundated with cultural programs such as theater, visual arts, music shows, circuses and literary moments. It was "Virada Cultural," promoted by the culture secretary of City Hall.


Nelson Sargento & Teresa Cristina



From the DVD "Cidade do Samba, selo ZecaPagodiscos".

October 11, 2009



Bonga Kwenda (born José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho), better known as Bonga, is a pop singer and songwriter from Angola. He has released over 30 albums, singing in Portuguese and traditional Angolan languages. His tracks are a mixture of Portuguese folk sounds, semba, kizomba and latin elements.

Semba is a traditional type of music from the Southern-African country of Angola. Semba is the predecessor to a variety of music styles originated from Africa, of which three of the most famous are Samba (from Brazil), Kizomba (Angolan style of music derived directly from Zouk and Caribbean rhythms) and Kuduro (or Kuduru, energetic, fast-paced Angolan Techno/House music, so to speak). Semba comes from the singular Masemba, meaning "a touch of the bellies", a move that characterizes the Semba dance.

Semba now is fused with Zouk, kompa, Merengue, Rumba and other rhythms while still keeping traditional instrumentation. Other styles related to the Semba is Rebita, which is inspired by European line dances, as well as Kazukuta and Kabetula which are primarily Carnaval Music. ( Wikipedia )


October 10, 2009

Samba da Vela - " A Força de uma raça "


Samba music start 01:28 / 02:44

A Força de uma raça = The Power of a Race. Samba de Vela is a Samba School from Sao Paulo . Established since 2000.

Vocal - Ana Elisa .


October 8, 2009

"Canto de Xangô": Naná Vasconcelos & Virgínia Rodrigues


Other / Other

Virginia Rodrigues learnt her songcraft through singing in church in her native Bahia. She was discovered by the director of the Olodum Theatrical Group, Márcio Meireles, who introduced her to the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso. Veloso oversaw Virginia’s debut album, “Sol Negro”, which was released to critical acclaim in 1997.


"Canto de Xangô" : Kolosko-Dimow Duo


Other / Acoustic

The Kolosko-Dimow Duo consists of guitarist Nathan Kolosko and Carl Dimow on flute and bass flute. The duo formed in 2005 and has released their first recording, Nostalgia - music from Brazil, Venezuela & Argentina on Fleur de Son Classics. Nostalgia features works by Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro, Baden Powell ( Brazil ) and others. Kolosko and Dimow collaborated on original arrangements for this recording, which frequently feature the combination of bass flute and guitar. The duo strives to break new ground and eliminate the boundaries between classical music and other genres.


Monica Salmaso - "Baião de quatro toques"

Recorded in Brasilia , January 2008 . Pandeiro 01:18 .

Born in São Paulo , Mônica Salmaso started her musical career singing in a "comedy" directed by the award winning Gabriel Villela.

In 1999 Mônica was awarded as “best singer” from Brazil. The prize was conceded by APCA – Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Arte, and it is particularly important as it is given by a poll of the most important Brazilian press community .

October 5, 2009

Clara Nunes and Sivuca - "Feira de Mangaio"


Clara Francisca Nunes Pinheiro, best known simply as Clara Nunes, (Caetanópolis - August 12, 1943; Rio de Janeiro - April 2, 1983) was a Brazilian samba singer, considered one of the greatest interpreters of her country. Researcher of Brazilian popular music, rhythms and folklore, she also traveled several times to Africa. Knowledgeable of dances and traditions African-Brazilian, she has become the Umbanda. Clara Nunes was one of the singers that more serious composers of the songs Portela, her favorite samba school. It was the first Brazilian female singer to sell over 100 thousand copies, dropping a taboo according to which women are not selling disc. ( Wikipedia )


October 4, 2009

Cordel do Fogo Encantado - "Morte e vida Stanley"


Alternative / Latin / Experimental : 3:30

Cordel do Fogo Encantado is a Brazilian band from Arcoverde who mix different Brazilian musical genres, such as samba de côco, toré indígena, embolada, and reisado, with pop-rock melodies. The band derives its name from cordel, a type of hand-made illustrated pamphlet literature made by woodcut artists in northeastern Brazil. Cordel do Fogo Encantado is associated with Pernambuco's Mangue Beat, a musical movement that is repopularizing traditional northeastern Brazilian folkloric musical genres by mixing them with rock and funk music.


September 28, 2009

Bruno Morais



Bruno Morais is from Londrina – Parana (south/brazil) currently reside in Sao Paulo. This singer, composer and music producer start his career with a band called “Madame Brechot” playing jazz funk and samba classics. In 2005 , he released his first album “Volume Zero”. The second album "A Vontade Superstar " released in 2009.


September 25, 2009

Team Work !


Look for the bamdolim player , Danilo Brito, playing the bamdolim and violin at the same time 1:06 and 2:24 ! Hearty laughs.

Live performance 2:21 .


Mestre Salustiano - Leão Coroado


Maracatu : High energy percussion 1:48


Sivuca " Aint No Sunshine "


Latin Jazz

A Brazilian jazz version of the Bill Withers classic.
From Brazilian artist Severino (Sivuca) Dias de Oliveira who passed away in December 2006.


Mestre Ambrósio - Fuá Na Casa Do Cabral


North-Eastern Brazilian music:

Heineken Concert - 1997


September 23, 2009

Maracatu techniques


Maracatu techniques

Caixa 2: 26


Brazilian Percussion / Pandeiro


Brazilian Percussion / Pandeiro: Jorginho , Celsinho Silva & Marcos Suzano

Live at SESC Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. September 25, 2001. Filmed by Scott Feiner during "Meu Coração É Um Pandeiro" documentary project.


September 19, 2009

Luis Pedro / Ney Matogrosso: The Making of "Vagabundo "



Wilson das Neves playing Tamborim : 1:30, 5:55 , 7:09.
Wilson das Neves playing Caixa part : 6:25 , . . . Cymbal: 2:16, 5:23.
Bell pattern: 0:39.


September 15, 2009

September 13, 2009

Zeca Baleiro -- "Deixa eu te amar"


Samba / MPB:

Zeca Baleiro is a Brazilian artist from the northeastern state of Maranhão (although he has lived in São Paulo for some time). He sings many kinds of music like MPB , Rock and Reggae. He is famous for his sometimes beautiful and sometimes funny songs. He did many duets with other famous MPB artists like Gal Costa, Fagner, Zeca Pagodinho and Elba Ramalho.


September 11, 2009

Cyro Baptista's Beat The Donkey - King Crimon's 21st Century Schizoid Man


Nu-Jazz / Samba / Rock : . . . Interesting array of modified Brazilian percussion instrument like mulitple tamborims ( 3:36 ) , Alloy bucket " shekere" ( 3:45 ) , modified shaker ( 2:19 ) etc.

Cyro Baptista's Beat The Donkey playing King Crimon's 21st Century Schizoid Man and their own Batida. Video taken from the FMM Sines Festival in Sines, Portugal. Upload by jbias82 , Sept. 1st 2009 .

Baptista formed Beat the Donkey, a percussion and dance ensemble in 2002. The group released its second CD, Love the Donkey on John Zorn's independent Tzadik record label in 2005.

Cyro's debut self-titled CD with Beat the Donkey (Tzadik Records) was picked by John Pareles of The New York Times as one of the ten best alternative albums of 2002. Readers of JAZZIZ and DRUM magazine voted it as “Best Brazilian CD of the Year” and named Cyro "Best Percussionist of 2002." Downbeat Magazine’s 51st annual critics’ poll selected Cyro as ‘Rising Star’ in percussion.

Biography: Cyro Baptista (born December 23, 1950) is a Brazilian musician, teacher, and recording artist specializing in percussion in the genres of jazz and world music.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Baptista arrived in the U.S. in 1980 with a scholarship to the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio. Cyro has recorded and toured regularly with popular musicians and groups. Baptista creates many of the percussion instruments he plays.


September 9, 2009

Hurtmold - " mestro "

Instrumental / Indie Rock

Hurtmold was formed in 1998 in São Paulo / Brazil.

Grounded on rock, but piling up several other sonorous references, the group handles innumerable instruments, resulting in a melody of strong organic character, filled with textures, sometimes tense sometimes delicate, and always open to improvisations. ( Last FM )


Hurtmold - " Sabo "

Indie Rock /Electro-acoustic / Instrumental: 01:42 - body percussion - clapping .


September 7, 2009

Jam Session: Manecas Costa, Jon Luz, Uxía, Nancy Vieira

Music from Cape Verde. Joyful jaming session :

Cape Verde: Jon Luz ( cavaquinho ) , Nancy Vierira ( vocal: 4:20 )
Guinea-Bissau: Manecas Costa ( acoustic guitar ) .

Posted by anajimandro , 2007 .


August 30, 2009

Funk Como Le Gusta - Agente 69

Funk / Jazz / Alternative : Recorded live in May 2009 at Trama Radiola TV.


August 26, 2009

Andrea Marquee - Urubu Malandro

Jazz , scat : vocal and electric guitar. From São Paulo .

Witty and expressive facial expression ( 01:10 onwards ) video clip.


August 15, 2009

Deize Tigrona & Tigarah with Turbo Trio

Baile Funk: Deize Tigrona with Japanese rap singer " Tigarah" . Start at 01:00 . Japanese rap at 3:17 with Tigarah.

... " After contemplating a career as a politician or ambassador, TIGARAH felt she could best speak her mind if she made music her life. So, shortly after majoring in political science at Tokyo's renowned Keio University, she started writing lyrics on her own in her tiny room in Tokyo, inspired by the Baile Funk music from Brazil. In several trips to Sao Paulo and Rio, TIGARAH immersed herself in Brazilian culture and recorded music together with local musicians. It was in Rio where TIGARAH met MR. D, who was on tour in South America at that time. Since 2003, they have been recording tracks together. After self-releasing an EP with 7 original songs, they landed a record deal in 2006. Expect their new material to transcend cultural boundaries. " ( from Tigarah's My Space )


August 12, 2009

Afro Reggae Movement documentary

WONDERFUUUUUUL scene ,@ 04:51, primary school kids practicing with Junk percussion. @5:32 useful vocal percussion to remember. @6:17 the kid on the left , "caixa player" , forefront playing his heart out ! .

. . . . " Born out of desire to counteract the violent drug industry and police oppression, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae -- GCAR ("AfroReggae Cultural Group") was formed in January 1993, initially around AfroReggae Notícias ("AfroReggae News") -- a newspaper designed to add value and disseminate black culture. The newspaper primarily targeted young people interested in reggae, soul, and hip-hop, among other musical genres. The group soon thereafter opened its first "Culture Community Center") in the Vigário Geral favela (a slum area) in 1993. In a short period of time, this center was offering its first workshops -- dance, percussion, garbage recycling, soccer and capoeira -- the foundations for new social projects. GCAR knew exactly what it was seeking with its programs: to offer a cultural and artistic education for adolescents living in slums. By affording local youth more chances of strengthening their citizenship, GCAR hoped to provide a viable path away from entanglement in the prevalent drug trade.

In 1997, AfroReggae opened Centro Cultural AfroReggae Vigário Legal , a landmark in its history. With structured facilities within the community, they were able to enhance the quality of their programs and transform the initiative into a reference point for social and cultural practices in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

In conjunction with workshops in music, capoeira, theater, hip hop and dance, Vigário also became the home for the "Criança Legal" project, designed to give support to preschool kids through programs aimed at socializing and literacy. Participant children's parents also take part in weekly meetings where subjects such as domestic violence and personal hygiene are discussed; they also receive basic-food baskets.

Of all activities offered, music has been the major driver in attracting teenagers to participate in GCAR. The success attained by Banda AfroReggae, both in artistic terms and as a social-project model, has attracted other teenagers who want to follow this same path. Today there are three other bands that have also been making public presentations: Banda Makala Música e Dança, Afro Lata and Afro Samba. There are also subgroups: Afro Mangue, Tribo Negra, Akoni and Kitôto.

( Info that come with this video clip )

August 11, 2009

O Pedido - Jam da Silva e Junio Barreto

Jam da Silva ,on an unconventional set up of of the drum kit, collaborates with singer Junio Barreto on vocal. Others on keyboard , laptop and electric guitar. A reinterpretation of an old song " O Pedido " ?

August 9, 2009

Siba Veloso and The Fuloresta


One of the main acts of the new generation of ciranda and maracatu nowadays. Siba has returned to Nazare da Mata, Pernambuco state, to modernise and revive this musical tradition.

The above documentary features the spectacular and colourful parade of this region . Distinctive Street Art or "Graffiti" . Music involves lot of brass instrument.

Very good audio tracks on Siba's My Space , better than any video clips currently available on You Tube

August 7, 2009

Mart'nália - Pretinhosidade

Mart'nalia plays pandeiro and sings with her band , informally, in her hotel room. Can hear the pandeiro clearly.

All acoustic with acoustic guitar and percussion stuff.

One hour concert , in FULL , >>> live in Berlin. <<<<
What a treat ! ( 128MB size file ) Just Samba and Bossa stuff. Surdo, whistle, pandeiro . . . and lots of pandeiro playing. Learn a lot just by watching them play.


August 4, 2009


Abstract Electronica.

Quite beautiful , visually, ( @1:07 bubbles response to Samba /Cuica sound ) but the music could be disturbing at times. Some melodic classical music as well .

This Brazilian collective group of artists, from Sao Paulo, is described as : " . . . their governing concept is to set up a laboratory stage left, pottering about with glass bowls, tubes, and tanks filled with a variety of oily fluids, which are mixed, squirted, bubbled by blow darts, boiled, shaken and stirred, . . . . filmed all the while from all angles, with real time image ranged around multiple screens. . . . the music is suitable panoramic, minimally spread into slowly shifting blocks of sheer rumble, flecked by cascading crinkles. "

Laborg in action .

For more videos of these squirted oily bubbles
Laborg /My space


Lucas Santtana - Tijolo

Samba inspired work . Melodic . Recorded in a slight electronic distortion with added visual stimulation via a fish-eyed lens.

Vocal, cavaquinho, drumkit, electric guitars, congas, tamborim, shekere, trumpet and trombone.

August 2, 2009

Beto Villares - Meio dia em Macapa

An uplifting and infectious rhythm . Love the natural dancing style of the back up singer in the dress. Lots of twirls , less "swishes" . Not strictly Samba.

Live : Electric guitar, trumpet, congas, cuica, and other percussion stuff.

Beto Villares : founder of the Ambulante Discos music label. Supporter of North-Eastern Brazilian music and friend of Siba Veloso .

July 29, 2009

Marcelo Pretto from Barbatuques

Marcelo Pretto , from Barbatuques, starts his ensemble with entertaining body percussion and move on to percussion instrument, 1:39, including 3 conga palyers, cow bell and pandeiro. African feel .

Maracatu rhythm starting at 1:00 . S imple but very effective . Follow up with a song. Vocal percussion helps the understanding of maracatu rhythm structure . Wonder if Marcelo Pretto has 5 octaves vocal range ?
. . . . . who is Roberto !?!?!? . . .

July 28, 2009

DJ Dolores and Orchestra Santa Massa - CATIMBÓ

Fusion with Brazilan folk musicians from the North-Eastern part of Brazil. Singer Isaar and the Orchestra Santa Massa.


Beatriz Azevedo - bum bum do poeta remix

Pop music

Sound start at 00:16. . Good " typing " percussion.

Poet, singer and composer Beatriz Azevedo is a Brazilian multi-artist. Graduated in Performing Arts, also studied at Mannes College of Music and at Jazz and Contemporary Music Program in New York. She won the "Bolsa Virtuose", grant from the Ministry of Culture of Brazil.


André Caccia Bava - Céu Inteiro

Solo & mellow acoustic guitar / vocal. Beautiful backdrop of hilly part of Sao Paulo.


July 27, 2009

Gal Costa - Santana

Expecting a moustachio and hairy Carlos Santana. It's pleasantly surprise with this very elegant veteran singer back by a very fine group of Brazilian musicians.


Marcia Castro - Vergonha

Slow vocal back up by only an upright piano. Mesmorizing.

July 23, 2009

Girando na Renda - Pedro Luis e a Parede & Roberta Sá

Samba with a beautiful brass section. Modern arrangement. Very tastful break at 2:28 between the Repinique and cavaquinho . Gilberto Gil in the audience 3:04 ?

Pedro Luis is considered, currently, the new and modern face of Samba .