December 28, 2011

Wado e Realismo Fantástico | Se Vacilar o Jacaré Abraça

From the first album " O Manifesto da Arte Periferica" . Influenced by band such as "Mundo Livre S/A", "Pedro Luis e a Parede" and Tom Ze .

December 24, 2011

Simoninha | Por Causa de Você Menina / Chove Chuva

Simoninha tributes to Jorge Benjor . 2009.

Wilson Simoninha, son of Wilson Simonal and the brother of Max de Castro, is one of the young revelations of the '90s who are recovering samba and bossa nova classics through soul/pop music, working in mutual collaboration with the Trama recording company. The live recorded show Artistas Reunidos brings a sample of such artists, with the participation of Simoninha, Max de Castro, Jairzinho Oliveira and Luciana Mello (son and daughter of Jair Rodrigues), and Pedro Camargo Mariano (son of Elis Regina and half-brother of associate João Marcello Bôscoli). Having formed the Suite Combo with João Marcello Bôscoli, Simoninha also works with him at the Trama recording company... ( Read more ).

Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

See February 27, 2011 post.

December 21, 2011

Mariana Aydar & Duani | Festa

Mariana Aydar & Duani , Festa ( Gonzaguinha ), 2010 . Posted by "barbarapsantos"

December 20, 2011

Mestre Ambrósio | Pé-de-calçada

Heineken Concerts 1997 . Palace, São Paulo.

Formed in Recife (Pernambuco) in 1992, the Mestre Ambrósio developed a particular sound that draws on the northeast Brazilian genres of maracatu, ciranda, coco, baião, and caboclinho, mixed with pop, rock, and world pop music, including Arabic. Associated with the mangue beat, Mestre Ambrósio, unlike the Nação Zumbi or Chico Science, is more devoted to the northeast Brazilian tradition. Its name derives from the role of master of ceremonies of the folkloric theater Cavalo Marinho from Pernambuco. ( Read more )

December 17, 2011

Burro Morto | Baptista, O Maquinista

Burro Morto at the "Instrumental SESC Brasil", Sao Paulo - 18/04/2011

An instrumental group from Paraiba , Burro Morto had its origin in psychedelic jam sessions inspired by 70s bands in Brazil.

December 14, 2011

Marisa Monte & Adriana Calcanhoto - Beijo Sem

Marisa Monte & Adriana Calcanhoto at the TV program "Grêmio Recreativo" , MTV. July 2011.

December 4, 2011

Egberto Gismonti | Água e Vinho

Santa Bárbara Jazz Festival, Minas Gerais, 2007.

Egberto Gismonti is world-renowned as a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was profoundly influenced by Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos, his works reflecting the musical diversity of Brazil. From the Amazon Indians' batuque to the Carioca samba and choro, through the Northeastern frevo, baião, and forró, Gismonti captures the true essence of the Brazilian soul in a way that is primitive, yet sophisticated, and reflects it through his personal vision, elaborated by years of classic training and literacy in a wealth of musical languages in which jazz plays a significant role. ( Read more )

December 3, 2011

Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda | Durante o Carnaval

Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda at the SESC Santana 19/03/2011.

... " A contemporary rock band collided with a traditional brass band, with drum rhythms leavening the mixture. It’s joyous and unpretentious and it gets over like crazy." .....
( New York Times' music review  )

November 27, 2011

Hamilton de Holanda & Seu Jorge | Mas Que Nada

01:32 - Bamdolim

Hamilton de Holanda & Seu Jorge at the Rival theater , 2008 .

November 24, 2011

Vanessa da Mata & Ben Harper | Boa Sorte /Good Luck

@01:36 . Posted by "Maneoli" .

Ben Harper featuring Venessa da Mata  at the Praia Skol Music,  06/02/2011 , Campreche - Praia do Riozinho - SC .

Vanessa da Mata was born in 1976, in Alto Garças, Mato Grosso – a small town surrounded by rivers and waterfalls 400 kms from Cuiabá. A self-taught musician, she listened to a range of music in her childhood, from Luiz Gonzaga to Tom Jobim, and also Milton Nascimento and Orlando Silva. She also listed to folk musics such as carimbó, samba or caipira, and even to kitsch old Italian songs, along with anything else that came through the AM airwaves.... ( read more )

November 23, 2011

November 19, 2011

Jonas Tatit | Do Vento

Jonas Tatit " Do Vento " (Arnaldo Antunes/ Paulo Tatit/ Sandra Peres) from his album "Palavra Cantada Tocada ".

November 16, 2011

Teresa Cristina | "Beijo Sem"

Teresa Cristina performing Adriana Calcanhotto's composition at the "Happy Hour" program April 2010.

November 13, 2011

Lucio Maia at the Instrumental SESC Brasil - 03/10/2011 .

"Ain´t No Sunshine"   04:16

Lucio Maia -- guitar; Tony Gordin -- drums; Eder O Rocha -- percussion; Zé Nigro - bass.

Lucio Maia was voted seven times the best guitarist in Brazil and is a member of the legendary Nação Zumbi .

Juízo Final  ( Nelson do Cavaquinho )

Seu Jorge & Almaz in Portugal 2010

Adopting the name Seu Jorge -- Seu, an abbreviation of "senhor," is a venerable Brazilian honorific -- his dusky baritone and charismatic stage presence immediately attracted attention and in 1999 he left Farofa Carioca to mount a solo career, collaborating with Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato on the commercial and critical smash Samba Esporte Fino. In 2002, Jorge was cast as Knockout Ned in director Fernando Meirelles' Academy Award-nominated City of God -- two years later he co-starred in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as Pelé Dos Santos, a member of an oceanography crew with a penchant for singing David Bowie covers in Portuguese. The project introduced many filmgoers to Jorge's musical career and greatly elevated the global profile of his sophomore solo effort, the acclaimed 2004 release Cru. The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, assembling all 14 of the songs he recorded for the film, followed in late 2005. América Brasil: O Disco appeared in 2008 from Naïve Records, with Seu Jorge and Almaz arriving in 2010. ( Read more )
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Posted by " richardmarley30"

November 11, 2011

Bambas Dois | World Cry ( All Faya Mix )

BiD feat. Jesse Royal & Karina Buhr . Music by BiD and Gustah, lyrics by Jesse Royal.

Bambas Dois is the new recording by Brazilian producer Bid. The idea behind the project is to blend North Eastern Brazilian music with Jamaican. As you can hear from the trailer it’s quite a smooth blend with those Trad Brazilian rhythms such as Forró and Maracatu mixing almost seamlessly with the Jamaican skank.

Farofa Carioca | Moro no Brasil - LIVE in Brasilia

November 9, 2011

Marina Lima | Não Me Venha Mais Com o Amor

Starting her career before Brazilian rock of the '80s was commercially ripe, Marina Lima witnessed its creation from a privileged standpoint and participated in it as a successful pop star since 1984. Her most regular partner has been her brother, philosopher Antônio Cícero. Her biggest hits are "Fullgás" (Marina/Antônio Cícero), "À Francesa" (Marina/Antônio Cícero), "Pra Começar" (Marina/Antônio Cícero), "Nada Por Mim" (Herbert Viana/Paula Toller), "Eu Te Amo Você" (Kiko Zambianchi), "Ainda É Cedo," "Não Sei Dançar," and "Uma Noite e Meia." Her eclectic repertory features rock-tinged pop-dance music, blues, bossa nova, a typical samba-canção melancholy, and a very tiny pinch of jazz.( Read more )
~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

November 7, 2011

November 5, 2011

Lenine & Selma do Coco : Tribute to Jackson do Pandeiro

Jackson do Pandeiro in the movie "Cala a Boca Etelvina" shot in Rio de Janeiro, 1958.

November 4, 2011


Excerpt from the DVD " Brasileirinho - Choro in Rio " . Featuring Trio Madeira Brasil, Yamandu Costa ...

Roberta Sá & Roberto Silva | Falsa Bahiana

With Ciro Monteiro, Roberto Silva was one of the developers of the richly syncopated melodic division of samba singing launched by Luís Reis and Vassourinha. Some of his biggest hits are "Maria Tereza" (Altamiro Carrilho), "Normélia", "Mandei Fazer um Patuá" (both by Raimundo Olavo/Norberto Martins), "Perdi Você" (Raimundo Olavo/Silva Júnior), "Juraci me Deixou" (Raimundo Olavo/Oldemar Magalhães), "Escurinho" (Geraldo Pereira), "Crioulo Sambista" (Nelson Trigueiro/ Sinval Silva), and "O Baile Começa às Nove" (Haroldo Lobo/Milton de Oliveira). Silva was the singer of the first recording ever of a samba-enredo, "Exaltação a Tiradentes" (Mano Décio da Viola/Stanislau Silva). During his active career he recorded approximately 600 songs in 78 rpm's, singles and LP's. In the late 30's Roberto Silva started to perform in radio shows like the ones hosted by Celso Guimarães, Renato Murce, Henrique Batista, Barbosa Jr. and the most famous of all, Ary Barroso's. As a professional he debuted in 1938 in the programme Canta Mocidade (Rádio Guanabara, where he worked until 1940). ( Read more )

November 1, 2011

DJ Tudo | Nossa Africa , CCBB São Paulo, 2009

DJ Tudo with BATUCAJÉ - Robertinho Silva, Simone Sou, Jadna Zimmerman and Alfredo Bello.

October 23, 2011

CÉU | Prova de Carinho

Rendition of Adoniran Barbosa's work. Also, see September 8 , 2010 post - Ana Canas .

October 19, 2011

Burro Morto | Nick's Groove

An instrumental group from Paraiba , Burro Morto had its origin in psychedelic jam sessions inspired by seventies bands in Brazil.

Musica de Bolso:

October 18, 2011

Rivotrill | Groovetube

Recorded LIVE at Rivotrill's premiere release of its debut CD . See August 22nd 2011 post.

October 15, 2011

Renato Braz | Pra Fazer o Sol Nascer

Pra Fazeer o Sol Nascer written by Gilberto Gil .

The Orquestra Popular da Bomba in Paris

Formed in 2002, the Orquestra Popular da Bomba is lead by Francisco Amancio da Silva , aka "Maestro Forró" , the orchestra consists of 21 members, all residents of the neighborhood of Hemetério ( Recife, Pernacumbo state ).  The orchestra presented a traditional repertoire stretching from some Mambo of Benny More to Mangue Beat of the late  Chico Science, from the Swing to Maracatu, from Xaxado to Ciranda, from Cavalho Marino to Fox Trot passing through the standard renditions of the famous "Vassourinhas", "Cabelo de Fogo" and "Elefante".

October 11, 2011

Nicolas Krassik 4Teto | Lamento Sertanejo

Nicolas Krassik is a French violinist, he started his studies at the age of five at the Conservatoire National de Region d’Aubervilliers-la Courneuve, France. In 2001, after feeling an affinity with Brazilian music, he moved to Rio de Janiero. His quick integration into the Brazilian music scene has led to several recordings and performances with renowned artists like Yamandú Costa, Beth Carvalho, João Bosco and Marisa Monte.

October 8, 2011

Mestre Ambrósio | Benjaab

Mestre Ambrósio at the Heineken Concerts 1997.

Formed in Recife (Pernambuco) in 1992, the Mestre Ambrósio developed a particular sound that draws on the northeast Brazilian genres of maracatu, ciranda, coco, baião, and caboclinho, mixed with pop, rock, and world pop music, including Arabic. Associated with the mangue beat, Mestre Ambrósio, unlike the Nação Zumbi or Chico Science, is more devoted to the northeast Brazilian tradition. Its name derives from the role of master of ceremonies of the folkloric theater Cavalo Marinho from Pernambuco.

October 1, 2011

Samba de Luiz | Zamba Bem

Excerpt from the DVD "120 saias pra 40 paletós", recorded LIVE ( 2008 ) locally at the Vinnil Cultura Bar ( Minas Gerais ) . A rendition from Marku Ribas' work.

September 29, 2011

Tulipa Ruiz | Os Grilos

..."Her singular voice puts her in line with other Brazilian singers like Bebel Gilberto, Fernanda Abreu and bossa nova queens like Eliana Pittman, Maysa, Claudette Soares, Elizeth Cardoso or Sylvia Telles. Well, the sensuality of Brazilian voices is always a good starting point, but Tulipa Ruiz does not fall into the trap of repetition. In every song, she brings something new and mixes the traditional bossa nova style with other influences. It can be funk (A ordem das Arvores), pop (Da menina), or even new wave (Brocal dourado). ( more )
Blog Barrio Latino

September 24, 2011

Curumin & Leo Marinho | Kalakuta

04:06 .

The Afrobeat track "Kalakuta" from the new disk "Baptista Virou Máquina".
Leo Marinho - guitar, Haley - synthesizer, Pablo Ramires - percussion, Lucas Martins - bass and Curumin - drums.

Posted by "vejocompacto" Sep 2010 .

Burro Morto's edgier version of its original composition.

LIVE at the Centro Cultural Sao Paulo . April 2011 .

Toquinho and Miúcha | O Que Será (À Flor da Pele)

Toquinho on Guitar and Miúcha (Chico Buarque's sister) on vocals LIVE in Milan, 1978 .
Posted by "vtnkoxa" 2008 .

September 19, 2011

Clube do Balanço - Instrumental

In the same way that the Rolling Stones paid homage to the masters of the Delta Blues, Brazilian band Clube do Balanço re-ignited the work of the masters of samba-rock — Jorge Ben (up to 77), Luiz Vagner, Bebeto, Roberto Carlos and Erasmo, Branca Di Neve, Marku Ribas, Orlandivo — propping up the ballroom style to the taste this new century’s audiences. ( more ) Last FM .

Posted by "Sergiodeatchuk" 2010 .

September 14, 2011

Antônio Carlos Jobim & Vinícius de Moraes | "A Felicidade"

LIVE in Milan , 1978 : the duo Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes

Vinicius de Moraes (1913 - 1980) helped to create two of the icons of twentieth-century culture, the play "Orfeu da Conceição", which became known in English as "Black Orpheus" after it was made into an internationally successful film, and the song "Garota de Ipanema," better known as "The Girl from Ipanema."

Those two works formed only a small fraction of what Moraes accomplished. He wrote poetry for specialists and popular songs for the Brazilian people. A complete list of his occupations would also include diplomat, film critic, film censor , screenwriter, singer and recording artist, advice columnist, radio host, non-practicing lawyer, and general non- conformist  with a taste for good whiskey .   Moraes was always seeking something new, and that tendency helped make him a great crossover artist who fused Western and African cultural ideas in Black Orpheus and brought subtle Brazilian music to the top of the international charts with "The Girl from Ipanema."  ( more ) .

Posted by "vtnkoxa"

September 11, 2011

Cordel do Fogo Encantado | "Nossa Senhora da Paz "

The Cordel do Fogo Encantado was created in Arcoverde, Brazil, located 260 km from Recife (Pernambuco), by five youngsters, three from Arcoverde (Lirinha, pandeiro/vocals; Clayton Barros, guitar/vocals; Emerson Calado, percussion/voice) and two from the Morro da Conceição, Recife (Rafa Almeida, percussion/voice; and Nêgo Henrique, percussion/voice). The group appeared in 1997 as a theatrical spectacle fusing narrative; scenery; Indian traditions (toré); a very percussive approach; the oral popular poetry of the hinterlands produced by northeast Brazilian bards like Manoel Filó, Manoel Chadu, Zé da Luz, Chico Pedrosa, and Inácio da Catingueira; the Northeastern popular literature known as "cordel"; and folkloric musical genres like the reisado, the embolada, the samba de coco, and the music of cantadores (minstrels). In 1999, the Cordel opened at the Rec-Beat festival, organized in Recife during the Carnival. The independent Cordel do Fogo Encantado was launched in 2001, produced by Naná Vasconcellos. Promoting the album during their first southeast Brazilian tour, they immediately caught the attention of the media, also having packed houses for their performances. The first music video, for the song "Chover (Ou Invocação para Um Dia Líquido)," was awarded in several festivals. Their first international tour was launched during July and August 2001, consisting in 11 shows through Belgium, Germany, France, and other countries. In October, the group participated in the Free Jazz Festival, in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In 2002, the group was elected by APCA (Association of Art Critics of São Paulo) as the "revelation group" of 2001. Their 2002 shows included as its opening song "Os Anjos Caídos," theme of Cacá Diegues' film Deus É Brasileiro, in which the band also participated. ~ Alvaro Neder, Rovi

September 9, 2011

Maria Bethânia | " Como Dizia o Poeta "

A composition by Vinicius de Moraes.

Posted by "MarquinhoAugusto" 2009 .

September 4, 2011

DJ Tudo & Gente de Todo Lugar | Baque Forte

DJ Tudo & Sua Gente de Todo Lugar featuring Ameth Male ( Senegal ).

DJ Tudo, aka Alfredo Bello,  in his recent launch of the new CD ""Nos Quintais do Mundo -- My community is humanity" at the   Auditório Ibirapuera , Sao Paulo , 29 July 2011 . The 11 Tracks comprise of  Brazilian rhythms including Maracatu, Afoxé, Caboclinho, Congado and  mixed with elements of Dub, Funk, Electronica .

September 1, 2011

Paulinho Moska & Martinho da Vila | Disritmia

"Disritmia" from the TV program Zoombido . Posted by "valeriabdiniz" . June 2010 .

August 27, 2011

Mariana Aydar | Minha Missão

Brought up in an artistic environment, music has always been present in Mariana Aydar’s life - as a source of expression and personal freedom - a connection of sorts as if there were no words – an almost osmotic link - without rules. “Ever since I was quite small, I’ve always wanted to be close to the stage, or on it. I learned a lot just watching and seeing” she remembers “In my house, the music was quite varied, and we listened to everything. Bobby McFerrin, Frank Zappa, Dominguinhos, Luiz Gonzaga, Elis, Ella , Gal, Beatles, Yo-Yo Ma, Donald Fagen, Branca di Neve, Candeia, Lulu Santos, among many”. She studied the violoncello and music for infants and for teenagers from 10 to 15 years of age at the Brooklin Musical Conservatory in São Paulo. In São Paulo she attended the Waldorf School, known for encouraging artistic activities. There she studied theatre, choral work and general arts. She spent a year at the St. Marcelina College, but decided her time would be better spent and she’d get a more practical education, at the Groove School, in São Paulo. It was at the age of twenty, that she understood that after all her previous education what she really wanted to do was singing. In 2000, she began her professional career as a back vocalist with the guitarist Miltinha Ediberto, whose repertoire was on the whole, the north-eastern musical style, Forró. This lasted three years. During this time she had the opportunity to share the stage with some great names of Popular Brazilian Music such as Dominguinhos and Elba Ramalho. She was also a back vocalist for Daniela Mercury during the Carnival of 2004. At the same time, she was part of the musical group of São Paulo composer Dante Ozzetti. At 24, she found herself at a crossroads; she could continue her work with Caruá and record the first CD of the band or she could really expand out on a more varied musical journey. With her demo CD under her arm, she moved out of Brazil, quite alone, to look for new challenges, new points of view, new horizons. She chose Paris for its cultural effervescence and soon saw she had made the right choice “I met a whole range of musicians and heard music from all around the world: African, Asiatic, French; it was a year of personal maturing and musical learning” To see Brazil with “foreign” eyes was very important for her continuing education.... ( more )

August 23, 2011

O Rappa feat. Maria Rita | O Que Sobrou Do Céu

One could say Jamaican singer Papa Winnie  had a serendipitous hand in the creation of O Rappa, the Rio de Janeiro - based fusion reggae/funk-rock band . In 1993, Winnie arrived in Brazil for an extended tour with no backing musicians. A pick-up band was quickly assembled by bassist Nelson Meirelles , and after Winnie's tour was over, Meirelles, drummer Marcelo Yuka , keyboardist Marcelo Lobato , and guitarist Alexandre Mennezes  realized there was enough chemistry among them to start an original band. When vocalist Marcelo Falcao answered an ad in the newspaper and came on board, O Rappa (pronounced o hoppa) was born.

Like many Brazilian bands that embraced American sounds in the mid-Nineties, O Rappa incorporates native sounds into its sonic blend of rock, soul, hip-hop, and reggae, ultimately emerging with something quite unique. Their lyrics show social concern about what goes on in the suburbs of Rio and around the country without being crass or vulgar in their delivery. It has not been an easy ride for the group. In 2001, tragedy struck: Yuka, one of O Rappa's major lyricists, was shot during a robbery and became paralyzed from the waist down. But the band has soldiered on and garnered acclaim both in Brazil and the States. ( Ernest Barteldes, Miami NewTimes )

Posted by "fraanhg" 2008.

Acoustic version ? 2000

August 22, 2011

Rivotrill | Living in the Past ( Jethro Tull )

Rivotrill is a Brazilian instrumental group formed by Junior Crato (flute and saxophone), Rafa Duarte (bass) and Lucas dos Prazeres (percussion), which presents a fusion of Brazilian, Latin and African rhythms with progressive rock and jazz.

Rivotrill started its career in 2006. The band members usually create their songs influenced by jazz, rock, specially Jethro Tull, and afro-Brazilian rhythms.However, they also have influences of classical music.
In 2007, the band participated of many festivals around Brazil, such as Festival Rec-Beat, Festival de Inverno de Garanhuns, Festival de Música Instrumental de Garulhos and Feira da Música de Fortaleza, and was positively criticized by press. In Festival Rec-Beat, they were considered the greatest discovery of the festival.

Renato Braz | Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón

Renato Braz performing work from the Argentinian composer Fito Paez.
Gerson Oikawa on electric guitar. 02:40 .

Posted by "Conversacomverso" 2009 .

August 18, 2011

" Me Deixa em Paz"

SKW Trio is an experimental group formed by Skowa - member of the Trio Mocotó.

Roberto Ribeiro ( 1979 )

Roberto Ribeiro, a successful samba interpreter/composer and also a sambista of the Império Serrano samba school appeared in 1972 as the partner of Elza Soares in three singles recorded by her. In the same year it was launched the LP Elza Soares e Roberto Ribeiro. ( more )

Alaida Costa & Milton Nasciment

Alaíde Costa is an important interpreter who had great success in the '60s. Her obstinate adherence to her delicate style, especially suited to the sensitive Brazilian genre modinha, made her be put aside by the cultural industry and she remained forgotten by the masses until her reappearance in Milton Nascimento's Clube da Esquina. She has been performing and recording erratically, but always with a high standard of quality in her dense interpretations. As a composer, she wrote music and lyrics for +Afinal, and had partnerships with several important creators, such as Vinícius de Moraes and Geraldo Vandré.( more )

August 16, 2011

Renato Braz | Lamento Sertanejo

A fine rendition of Gilberto Gil/Dominguinhos' composition.

Posted by"auremuse31"

August 14, 2011

Lurdez da Luz | Andei

Lurdez da Luz at the " Na Mira da Musica Brasileira" ( 2010 ) , Auditório Ibirapuera ( Sao Paulo ).

August 12, 2011

Cristina Renzetti | Capoeira Mata Um

Tribute to Jackson do Pandeiro .

Posted by" narcisorn" June 2011 .

Jackson do Pandeiro

August 8, 2011

"Menina, Amanhã de Manhã"

Rodrigo Bezerra- Guitar
Rodrigo Balduíno - Bass
Nico Correa - Drums
Ana Rossi - Vocal
Composer: Tom Ze

Posted by "carolbarbosa" Jul , 2011 .

August 3, 2011

Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda | Tá Falado

This remarkable new cross-generational big band comes from the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil. For nearly 20 years, that region — particularly Recife, its port city — has been worth watching: it’s a place where the strong old local rhythms like ciranda and maracatu mesh naturally with hip-hop and rock. With 12 pieces, including tuba, trombone, saxophones, violin, percussion and voices, the band compounds those earlier mixtures with Afrobeat and ska. On its remarkable self-titled first album (released by Som Livre Apresenta) you hear parade-samba rhythms, echoey guitar, brass and reed sections alternately booming and muted with jazz arrangements, the rustic scrape of a violin and anthemic choruses. ( The New York Times )

July 31, 2011

Raquel Coutinho | Paraíso

From Mina Gerais, Raquel Coutinho's sound is a mixture of digital and traditional Brazilian influences from the Congo, Folia de reis, Candomblé and contemporary sounds.

July 30, 2011

Kiko Dinucci & Dom | Ciranda Para Janaina

Kiko Dinucci was born in Sao Paulo in 1977. As a songwriter, he is influenced by Sao Paulos samba-style and composers, such as Adoniran Barbosa, Paulo Vanzolini, Geraldo Filme, Raul Torres, as well as contemporary musicians like Itamar Assumpao, Luiz Tatit, Wandi Doratioto, among others. His compositions consist of Sambas, Lundus, Jongos, Batuques, Fox Trots, Cumbias, Rumbas, Boleros, Emboladas, Jazz, Macumbas and Modas de Viola, all which have incfluenced his solo project, "Bando Afro Macarronico".

As an artist, Kiko develops paintings and drawings using samba and many different popular-afro-brazilian cultural expressions as the main theme. Kiko has also established himself as an illustrator and comic book developer. He was the illustrator of the book "Salmos de Itaquera", by Fabiano Ramos Torres and has also done work developing storyboards for comic books, working with cartoon artists such as Marcelo Dsalete. He is currently working on a comic book called "Cabea de Homem". Kiko also directed a documentary called "Dana das Cabaas Exu no Brasil", in which he investigates the influence of the african saint Exu in the brazilian subconscience. He is currently in the process of making his second documentary, entitled "Jardim do Barranco".
( Alpha Pup Records & Digital Distribution )

Luisa Maita | Ai Vem Ele / Alento

Luisa Maita's acoustic session at the Tiny Desk Concert , NPR music.

Posted by "nprmusic"

Samba da Vela - To Duro

July 29, 2011

Samba da Vela | Heranca de Alforria

Samba da Vela ( Sao Paulo ) featuring Ana Elisa.

Posted by "andrecunha11" June 2009 .

July 25, 2011

Na Mira Da Musica Brasileira

Na Mira Da Musica Brasileira, First Edition - November 2010, Ibirapuera Auditorium .

The series - " Na Mira Da Musica Brasileira" - aim at bringing together a collective group of musically diverse and original artists whom careers started in the early 2000 . The first edition has taken place at Ibirapuera Auditorium followed by the second edition in April , 2011 .

Antonio de Pádua ( Paraíba ),Antonio Loureiro , Kleber Gomes "Criolo" ( Sao Paulo )
DJ Marco, João Taubkin , Kiko Dinucci ( Sao Paulo ), Laura Lavieri, Lula Alencar ( Rio Grande do Norte )

Posted by"doblechapafilmes"

July 24, 2011

Mart´nália | Boto Meu Povo Na Rua

Mart´nália at the Virada Cultural 2011 , Sao Paulo .

Posted by "leolevor"

July 20, 2011

July 19, 2011

Seu Jorge & Almaz | Água Viva

Seu Jorge and Almaz LIVE at Citibank Hall, São Paulo. March 2011. Lucio Maia's guitar rift 04:50 .

Posted by "okenfilms"

Sensacional Orchestra | Mas Que Nada / O Telefone Tocou Novamente

Formed in Michigan, USA.
02:52 - O Telefone Tocou Novamente

July 17, 2011

July 14, 2011

July 12, 2011

DJ Dolores & Orchestra Santa Massa | Santa Massa Chegou

DJ Dolores has had a noted participation in the Recife, Brazil scene since 1989. Recording and sampling sounds from Recife, Dolores has been producing music from sounds of the streets of Recife mixed with his own programming. Dolores has been writing soundtracks for the cinema (like the major production O Rap do Pequeno Príncipe Contra as Almas Sebosas, by Paulo Caldas/Marcelo Luna) and theater (A Máquina, by João Falcão). He also has participated in festivals like the Free Jazz Festival 2001, Abril Pro Rock 2001, Strictly Mundial 2001 (in Salvador, Bahia), and has participated in Adriana Calcanhotto's CD Marítimo, along with his work with the Orchestra Santa Massa. ~ Alvaro Neder

July 7, 2011

Jovelina Perola Negra

Jovelina Pérola Negra was one of the artists (like Zeca Pagodinho, Fundo de Quintal, Almir Guineto, Jorge Aragão, and others) who was discovered during the '80s in the wake of the so-called new pagode movement. Celebrated for her potent and swinging vocal performance and the composer of several hits recorded by contemporary samba greats, Pérola Negra (her nickname meaning black pearl after her shining color) had a hard time before reaching success. After 41 years of singing in community samba parties (pagodes) in the working-class suburbs of Rio de Janeiro (at the Baixada Fluminense), and also participating in the Carnaval as a baiana of the Império Serrano samba school, she recorded her first album in 1985 along with novice artists Zeca Pagodinho, Mauro Diniz, Pedrinho da Flor, and Elaine Machado. The album, Raça Brasileira, was turned down by RGE, and was only released after one of the recording company's directors decided to sponsor it himself. The album was a major hit, and all participating artists were called to record their solo albums. She recorded her first one the next year, Jovelina Pérola Negra, followed by seven others and one collection (all released through RGE). Along with her national success, Negra also performed in Angola, France, and Japan before her precocious demise of a heart attack when she was sleeping at home in 1998. ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

Jovelina Pérola Negra & Leci Brandão - No Mesmo Manto

July 3, 2011

Burro Morto | Navalha Cega

Formed in João Pessoa (Paraíba ), the group has released two EPs "Pousada Bar, TV e Vídeo" (2001) and "Varadouro" (2008). The band music direction includes a mixture of Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk, Tropicália and Psychedelia .

July 2, 2011

Ó do Borogodó | Tarde de Chuva

Initially formed to play at the Ó Borogodó's Bar ( Sao Paulo ). The group ended up adopting the the Bar's name.  Gian Corrêa (guitar), Ildo Silva (cavaquinho), Alexandre Ribeiro (clarinet) and Roberta Valente (tambourim).

July 1, 2011

Isaurinha Garcia | Camisa Listrada

One of the highly popular singers in the '40s and '50s throughout Brazil, Isaurinha Garcia recorded over 50 rpm and more than ten LPs during her career. The first Rainha do Rádio Paulista (Queen of São Paulo's Radio), in 1953, Garcia had hits in the '40s with "Aperto de Mão," "Mensagem," "De Conversa em Conversa"; in the '50s with "Marrequinha" (Denis Brean/Raul Duarte), "Velho Enferrujado" (Gadé/Valfrido Silva), "Pé de Manacá" (Hervé Cordovil/Marisa Pinto Coelho), and "Mocinho Bonito" (Billy Blanco). In the '60s, she had success with "Tem Bobo Pra Tudo" (Manuel Brigadeiro/João Correia da Silva). When Garcia was 14, she participated in a novice show at Rádio Record, winning first place. In the next year, she was hired by the outing, having remained as one of the main female singers of its cast throughout her career. The first album came in 1941, with "Chega de Tanto Amor" (Mário Lago) and "Pode Ser" (Geraldo Pereira/Marino Pinto). The first hit came in 1943, "Aperto de Mão" (Dino 7 Cordas/Meira/Augusto Mesquita). .... ( more ) .

Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

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Elza Soares

June 26, 2011

Vibrações | Construção do Amor

Formed since 1998 from the city of Maceió in Alagoas, Vibrações has mixed Jamaican reggae with Afro-Brazilian and indigenous rhythms to suit the North-Eastern Brazilian music scenes.

Posted by "WasillyGong", May 2011 .

June 25, 2011

Roberta Sá | Samba de um minuto

Roberta Sá is a critically acclaimed MPB vocalist who released two albums before earning a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2008. Though thoroughly modern, her music incorporates traditional Brazilian musical styles and songs, and she is often compared to Maria Rita, another young MPB vocalist who sings traditional Brazilian music in a modern fashion. Born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Sá began her ascent with an appearance as a contestant on the Pop Idol-style Brazilian reality show Fama on Globo TV. Though she didn't win the show, she made an impression and was presented with the opportunity to perform the Dorival Caymmi song "A Vizinha do Lado" for the soundtrack of a Globo TV telenovela, Novela das Oito; the song was subsequently compiled on Celebridade (2003). A major-label recording contract with Universal followed, as did a chance to collaborate with producer Rodrigo Campello for her full-length solo album debut, Brasileiro (2005). She collaborated with Campello again for her second album, Que Belo Estranho Dia Pra Se Ter Alegria (2007). Critically acclaimed, the album earned her a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2008. ~ Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide

Posted by"ANDERSONLK" , 2009.

June 20, 2011

Cordel do Fogo Encantado -" Pedrinha "

From Acústico MTV , 2005.

Posted by "ozzymaria2010" 

"The Cordel do Fogo Encantado was created in Arcoverde, Brazil, located 260 km from Recife (Pernambuco), by five youngsters, three from Arcoverde (Lirinha, pandeiro/vocals; Clayton Barros, guitar/vocals; Emerson Calado, percussion/voice) and two from the Morro da Conceição, Recife (Rafa Almeida, percussion/voice; and Nêgo Henrique, percussion/voice). The group appeared in 1997 as a theatrical spectacle fusing narrative; scenery; Indian traditions (toré); a very percussive approach; the oral popular poetry of the hinterlands produced by northeast Brazilian bards like Manoel Filó, Manoel Chadu, Zé da Luz, Chico Pedrosa, and Inácio da Catingueira; the Northeastern popular literature known as "cordel"; and folkloric musical genres like the reisado, the embolada, the samba de coco, and the music of cantadores (minstrels)." .... ( More ) .

June 12, 2011

Mestre Vieira

From the "Estação Nordeste" project,   Tambaú ( Paraíba ), 2009 .

Joaquim de Lima Vieira, or simply Mestre Vieira, is the inventor of the Guitarrada, a genre that emerged from the unexpected mixture of Caribbean rhythms, Jovem Guarda (1960s Brazilian rock and roll), and the traditional Brazilian choro, played in a style all its own.

Reverb Nation

Posted by "pmpjonline" .

June 10, 2011

June 5, 2011

Monica Salmaso - "Mora Na Filosofia"

Monica Salmaso at the Heineken Concerts - São Paulo - 2000 .

Upon winning the El Dorado Prize as best singer in Brazil in 1999, Monica Salmaso found herself at the forefront of the renovation of Brazilian popular music. New York Times writer Jon Pareles says "her breathy, melting voice is set against just a handful of instruments at a time, making the melodies seem even more cherished, while Bruce Gilman of Brazzil magazine calls her "the singer Brazil has needed for so long". Audiences are captivated by the magic of Monica's precise and powerful voice, quintessentially Brazilian, with a warm and velvety timbre. Don Heckman of the LA Times advises, "She is an artist to be watched, one with extraordinary potential."

Thalia Productions, 2003.
Posted by "Annecysavoie", 2008 .

June 4, 2011

Tatiana Parra & Andrés Beeuwsaert - "Milonga Gris"

..." performer and composer from Sao Paulo is known and admired within the music scene for her participation in shows and on the albums of a wide variety of artists: from Ivan Lins to Omara Portuondo, from Rita Lee to Chico Pinheiro, as well as Toquinho, Sandy & Júnior, André Mehmari, Dante Ozzetti and dozens of others. Now, Tatiana Parra lances the CD "Inteira" (Borandá) and makes her long awaited solo debut."... ( more )

Planet Hemp - "A Culpa é de Quem?

Pleading for the legalization of marijuana and supported by energetic performances that usually degenerated in violence, Planet Hemp's records went gold and platinum and they also performed with established hip-hoppers like the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill. In 1993, Marcelo D2 and Skunk wanted to form a band, but they didn't know how to play or sing, so they opted for rap instead. But soon after the formation of Planet Hemp, they were joined by Rafael (guitar), Bacalhau (drums), and Formigão (bass), forging an eclectic mix of rap, rock, psychedelia, and hardcore, while their lyrics basically addressed the legalization of marijuana. As the object of their fascination, they took their name from a Canadian clothing brand advertised in High Times magazine. Recording just one demo tape, they departed for shows throughout Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), São Paulo (São Paulo), Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Curitiba (Paraná), and in festivals like the Juntatribo (Campinas, São Paulo) and Superdemo. They became more and more celebrated by the disenfranchised youngsters who attended the energetic, noisy, and aggressive performances that invariably ended in riots. Skunk's death in 1994 was a most tragic event that almost provoked the dissolution of the group, but he was replaced by Bê Negão's vocals, and soon they signed with Sony Music. In 1995, they released the CD Usuário and scored hits with "Mantenha o Respeito," "Legalize Já," "Fazendo a Cabeça," and the aggressive "Porcos Fardados" (criticizing the police's violence). The album affirmed their popularity and it went gold. Os Cães Ladram Mas a Caravana Não Pára (1997) also did very well, going platinum. As one may expect, their records have been apprehended, the band's members incarcerated, their shows canceled, and the group is frequently a part of the national news. ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

 Posted by "cavalheirobernard", 2007 .

Filosofia Reggae - "Leva a Vibração"

Posted by "junnin8" 2007 .

May 28, 2011

Ceumar - " Ia Ia " & "Didinha"

Ceumar with Dutch musicians Olaf Keus, Mike del Ferro and Frans van der Hoeven . January 2009 at the Tropen theater. Interpreting Zeca Baleiro's work .

With her velvety vocal tones and dynamic presence, Ceumar ( born Estreia Ceumar ) has brought new expression to the pop music of Brazil. Her debut album Dindinha, released in 1995, is still cherished as an acoustic Brazilian pop classic. The daughter of a multi-instrumentalist and singer, Ceumar was born in the interior of Brazil, south of Minas Gerais. After learning to play tunes on her father's electric viola and piano, she spent several years studying classical viola. Her passion, however, remained focused on pop music. Launching her career in the bars of Minas Gerais where she sang a mixture of American and Brazilian pop tunes, Ceumar supplemented her income by singing jingles and performing at festivals as a background singer. Moving to Sao Paulo in 1995, she recorded her debut album shortly afterwards. Ceumar continues to explore her musical heritage. Her most ambitious project was a full-scale musical production, +30 Musicas Que Voce No Radio (30 Songs That You Won't Hear on Radio), featuring lyrics of Gigliola Cinquetti set to the music of Brazilian composers Hugo Montgomery and Hermeto Pascoal. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide


Posted by "okvideoclips"

May 25, 2011

Lia de Itamaracá - "Mamãe Oxum / Ciranda do Amor"

Born in the Island of Itamaracá ,1944, Maria Madalena Correia do Nascimento, better known as "Lia de Itamaracá"is a Ciranda singer from the state of Pernacumbo. Recorded her first Ciranda LP in 1997 .

Posted by "circivoador" April 2011.

May 23, 2011

Jam da Silva - "Samba Devagar"

Jam da Silva was born in Recife in the Northwest of Brazil.

... "Worldwide, Jam has collaborated with various artists and musicians alongside classical Brazilian artists like Marisa Monte and Roberta Sa or mixing up electronic beats with DJ Dolores. He collaborated with DJ Dolores the Orchestra Santa Massa’s album Contraditirio which later won a BBC3 World Music Award in 2002. He played with France’s Massilia Sound System and The Troublemakers, Camille, Sebastian Martel with Angolan artists WySA and Paulo Flores and was part of the band F.U.R.T O on the album SANGUEAUDIENCIA. Jam recently took part in the  sound and image festival MUltipliciade in Rio de Janeiro, playing alongside the Uk’s Cinematic Orchestra.

Jams’ tunes have already been picked up in the UK by Radio 1- DJ Gilles Peterson. The title track of his album Dia Santo appeared on Browswood Bubblers Four and was part of Gilles’ All Winner Show 2009.

His work has appeared and continues to be used in various film soundtracks; Os NARRADORES De Jave , O Rap do Pequeno Principe , 10 Por cento e' Mentira e EXPRESS WAY ( blue note records ) . Most recently his music has been recorded by Roberta Sa ( O Pedido ) , Elba Ramalho ( Gaiola da Saudade ) , Marisa Monte e Marcelo Yuka ( Desterro )."


Posted by "Brpettinelli" 2010

May 21, 2011

Jorginho do Império & Mano Décio da Viola -"Tocar na Banda"

Son of the important sambista Mano Décio da Viola, Jorginho do Império frequented the Império Serrano samba school from an early childhood. Parading at the Império each Carnaval, in 1999 do Império was the puxador (lead vocalist during the parade) of the samba-enredo "Uma Rua Chamada Brasil" (Arlindo Cruz/Carlos Senna/Maurição/Elmo Caetano). Along with his nationwide success, do Império has also toured Japan, France, Argentina, and Hong Kong.

After working as a sideman for Martinho da Vila, do Império started to develop his solo work. In 1971, he was appointed the Cidadão Samba (Citizen Samba of Rio de Janeiro). In the mid-'70s, he became a highly popular artist, selling an average of 300,000 copies of each of his albums, which had hits such as "Na Beira do Mar," "Viagem Encantada," "Dinheiro Vai, Dinheiro Vem," "Heróis da Liberdade" (Mano Décio da Viola/Silas de Oliveira), "Não Ligue Não" (Noca da Portela/Joel Menezes, on his LP Agora Sim..., 1978), "Pára Com Isso" (Alberto de Jesus/da Portela, on his LP Festa do Preto Forro, 1980), "Na Raça e No Peito" (da Portela/Sérgio Fonseca, on Alma Imperiana, 1984), and "Dádiva" (da Portela/Fonseca, on Festa do Samba, 1985). In 2000, do Império participated in the show Encontro Com o Samba at the Rio Sampa room (Rio de Janeiro). 
Alvaro Neder, Rovi
 Posted by "ticoinjapan"

May 16, 2011

Duani - "Agradeço"

Duani at the Centro Cultural Rio Verde .

Posted by "LunaArthemis" May 2011

May 10, 2011

Jussara Silveira - "Besta é Tu"

From the program 'Som Brasil' - TV GLOBO, 2009 .

Jussara Silveira has been on the road since 1980 and distinguishes herself by deciding to perform MPB with no commercial compromising. Raised in Salvador BA, much of her work is devoted to Bahian composers. In the '80s, she performed with Gilberto Gil and recorded with Caetano Veloso (Outras Palavras, 1981). She also worked in the Bloco Eva, prior to her work with Ivete Sangalo. In 1989, Silveira left Salvador for São Paulo SP and then Rio de Janeiro RJ. She performed at the MASP, Crowne Plaza, and Sesc Pompéia in São Paulo and at the Teatro Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. Jussara's rendition for Caetano Veloso's "Dama do Cassino" (included in the compilation CD Elas Cantam Caetano) was included in the soundtrack of the TV Globo Irmãos Coragem and reached the Top Ten of Rádio Jornal do Brasil. Winning the Copene de Cultura e Arte prize in 1996, Silveira recorded her first CD, the independent Jussara Silveira....
~ Alvaro Neder, Rovi

Posted by "Clecia 1 "

May 8, 2011

Zeca Pagodinho - "Fita Amarela"

0:43 . Zeca Pagodinho tributed to Noel Rosa.

Posted by "aloisiosaraiva" .

May 2, 2011

Ponto de Equilibrio feat Don Carlos - "Stay Alive"


From the new album "Dia Após Dia Lutando".

Ponto de Equilibrio formed by Helio Bentes Rio (vocals), Peter Stone (bass), Márcio Sampaio (guitar), Tiago Caetano (keyboards), Marcelo Campos (percussion), Lucas Kastrup (drums) and André Sampaio (guitar solo) releases their third album . With contributions by Marcelo D2, Jorge Du Peixe ( Nação Zumbi ) and the Jamaican Don Carlos and The Congos, the CD released independently through the Kilimanjaro label.

Posted by "pontooficial"

May 1, 2011

April 30, 2011



Ferrugem for Radio Amnesia.

Posted by "sinhonel"

Samba Coco Raízes de Arcoverde - Rumos Música


From the interview with the Group "Samba Coco Raízes de Arcoverde",from the program Rumos Music 2004-2005, Itaú Cultural project .

" Coco is a rhythm and dance from the states of Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Alagoas, Maranhão, Piauí and Sergipe, which are all in Northeastern Brazil.

It was born in the sugarcane mills during the 17th century, and later brought to the coast. It either comes purely from the enslaved Africans or is a mix of Native Brazilian Indian and African traditions.

The rhythm first took shape in the singing of the “Tiradores de Coco” (coconut catchers), based on the sounds they made while breaking the coconuts to extract the meat. From there it became a dance.

The music begins with the performers in lines and circles, while a lone performer sings the initial verses. The rest of the performers then reply with the chorus, all the while tapping and clapping and dancing to the rhythm. The percussion instruments used are Pandeiro ( Brazilian version of the Tambourine) Bombo (small Bass Drum), Caxixi (instrument made of straw, filled with rice or seeds) Ganzá or Mineiro (cylindrical metal shaker), depending on the style of Coco. Sometimes, though, the only accompaniment is clapping and singing.

There are several variations in style, depending on whether the rhythm is found at the coast or in the countryside. The best-known Coco forms are the Coco de Roda and the Coco de Embolada. Coco de Roda is the rhythm in its simplest form, in which participants sing, clap and dance in a circle. The Coco de Embolada is the rhythm with no choreography, sung by two participants, playing just the Pandeiro, and improvising humorous verses to challenge each other. To win, the singer must compose the verses ex tempore without losing the rhyme. We can also mention the styles of Coco de Ganza, found in the state of Paraiba and Samba de Coco, form the the interior of the state of Pernambuco. ( More )

Eduardo Guedes, Blog: The Exchange

Adriana Calcanhotto - "Eu Vivo a Sorrir"


Adriana Calcanhotto (formerly Calcanhoto) is a MPB/pop singer/composer revealed in 1990 who had great success in Brazil, and helped bring Brazilian music again to the hit parade after the 1980s were characterized as the Brazilian rock period.

Her father, a jazz drummer, accompanied Elis Regina in her early career, and influenced Calcanhotto's taste for music. She started out in Porto Alegre playing and singing at small bars then moved to Rio, where she was invited to sing at bars of the same style. Her novice repertory of only ten songs wasn't enough for a gig, but she insisted anyway. The widespread notion that she began her career as a barbecue restaurant singer is not true; she sang only one night there and never returned, due to her small repertory... ( more).

Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide
Posted by "anasvc10"


April 27, 2011

Lado da Lua - "O Samba Da Minha Terra"


Tribute to Dorival Caymmi by the group Lado da Lua. Program "Mosaicos Musicais" , TV Cultura.

Posted by "monalizzah", 2009 .

April 26, 2011

Ana Carolina & Seu Jorge - "Tanta Saudade"


Owner of a distinctively deep tone, singer/songwriter Ana Carolina began as a singer in little bars in her native Juiz de Fora. Her early theater performances were produced by singer/actress Zezé Motta. In 1999, Ana Carolina released her first CD, which had the hit "Garganta" and her pop/rock/blues renditions for "Retrato Em Branco E Preto" (Tom Jobim/Chico Buarque and "Alguém Me Disse" .  ~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

Posted by "nelsinhomoralle"

April 25, 2011

Tizumba e Trio


Mauricio Tizumba's DVD. : Recorded live at the Mercado distrital do Cruzeiro in Belo Horizonte. This DVD is part of the project "Minas Afinada".

Tizumba ( Mauricio Tizumba ) e Trio (Beth Leivas, Raquel Coutinho, and Danuza Menezes)

Posted by "danielsabotage"

April 22, 2011

O Rappa feat. Sepultura - " Ninguém Regula a América"


"From their humble beginnings in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sepultura went on to become the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history. Over a ten-year period, the band grew from strength to strength, transforming itself from a primitive death metal ensemble into one of the leading creative trendsetters of the international aggressive music scene. Unfortunately, a bitter internal crisis almost destroyed the band, and Sepultura struggled to recover their previous momentum..." ( more )
Posted by "osfraco" , 2007 .

April 20, 2011

Tribute to Candeia - "Silêncio de Bamba" (1979)


01:00 - "Silêncio de Bamba"

..." Son of a typographer, sambista, and flutist who always promoted partido-alto and choro get-togethers and also was the creator of the Comissões de Frente (group of the representatives of the samba school directory who parade during Carnival), Candeia was in the center of the samba action since he was very young. It was natural that he soon became friends with Zé com Fome (Zé da Zilda), Luperce Miranda, Claudionor Cruz and other renowned musicians and sambistas. As a member of the samba school Vai Como Pode, he was one of the founders of the G.R.E.S. Portela, the Portela samba school. In 1953 he wrote the first samba-enredo for the new school, "Seis Datas Magnas," with Altair Prego. In that Carnival, for the first time ever, a samba school (Portela) had the maximum grade in every criterion. "Festas Juninas Em Fevereiro" (Candeia/Valdir 59) gave Portela the third place in 1955 and "Legados de D. João VI" (same authors) received the first place in 1957." .... ( more ).


Posted by "calulihno"

April 19, 2011

Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos - "Assum Preto"


Recent rendition from the French violinist, Nicolas Krassik, who lives in Rio de Janeiro presents instrumental music themes from the Brazil's North-Eastern regions .

Nicolas Krassik (violin), Guto Wirtti ( bass ), Marcos Moletta( rabeca ) .

Posted by"portalsescsp" 2010 .

Elza Soares - " Rugas "


Elza Soares at the "Ensaio" program, TV Cultura, 21/10/2009.......Start @ 01:02

Drums: André Melo.

.."Elza Soares was voted one of the ten artists of the millennium in 2000 by the BBC. After five years without recording, and a discography of 26 titles ranging from pop hits to intellectual cults and extensive ostracism, Elza took back the status and aura of a controversial diva, world singer and spokeswoman of Negritude in 2000..." ( more )

WorldMusicCentral . org

Posted by "tinocerto"

April 17, 2011

Joe Lally in São Paulo


Joe Lally in São Paulo, featuring Mauricio Takara ( Drums ) from Hurtmold.

Best known as a member of Fugazi, Joe Lally first learned bass after seeing a Minor Threat show with Dag Nasty's Peter Cortner, which prompted them to form a band. In 1987 he joined up with Ian MacKaye, Brendan Canty, and Guy Picciotto to make Fugazi, one of the most important groups in the American underground scene. In 2002, as Fugazi was on hiatus, Lally got together with ex-Frodus members Shelby Cinca and Jason Hamacher as Black Sea and released a single that year, soon after changing their name to Decahedron and issuing a full-length, Disconnection Imminent, in 2004. That same year Lally joined up with John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer as Ataxia and released Automatic Writing. During this same time period Lally also ran the small label Tolotta, which he initially started in order to help distribute singles from bands who might have had trouble getting their music out otherwise, though he did end up putting out some full-lengths from artists like Spirit Caravan and Stinking Lizaveta. In 2006 Lally released his first solo record, There to Here, a sparse, bass-driven set, on the D.C. punk label (run by MacKaye) Dischord, while Nothing Is Underrated, which featured contributions from both MacKaye and Picciotto, among others, appeared the following year. ~ Marisa Brown, All Music Guide

April 13, 2011

Thalma de Freitas & Mateus Aleluia - "Cordeiro de Nanã "


Thalma de Freitas is a Brazilian soap opera queen and actress.

Working with the Rede Globo television network, Thalma has appeared in 11 soap operas and won the best supporting actress award at the Gramado Film Festival for her performance in the Brazilian drama, Daughters of the Wind.

Like many Brazilians she shares a passion for music. Thalma is a singer-songwriter and has collaborated with several Brazilian artists such as Bebel Gilberto, Ceu, 3namassa, Instituto, Marcelo D2 and Roberta Sa and Orquestra Imperial. ( BBCmobile )

Posted by " Vejacompacto" 2010

Posted by " Sabatiga" 2008

April 8, 2011

Hurtmold - "Sapers"


Live at the Instrumental SESC, Sao Paulo - 2007.

Formed in 1998 in Sao Paulo and lead by Maurizio Takara ( drums ) the band is composed of Fernando Cappi (guitar), Guilherme Granado (teclado, vibraphone, escaleta, eletrônicos), Marcos Gerez (bass), Mário Cappi (guitar), Maurizio Takara (drums, vibraphone, trumpet), Rogério Martins (percussions, clarinet).

.... atypical rock formation considered by some as the Brazilian answer to Tortoise, beautifully illustrate the amazing freedom and avant-guardism of the Sao Paulo scene. Indeed, this scene has continuously been the source of many Brazilian out-rock projects from the 70's up until now. From Os Mutantes to Tom Zé, not forgetting the 80's new wave, Sao Paulo is the centre of an experimental and electronic scene, mixing numerous unexpected and successful musical influences whereas Rio of Janeiro, as a seaside resort town remains rooted in its samba and bossa heritage, and tends to stick to its tropical-beauty-sun-sea-and-beach image. Sao Paulo can have a cold, grey and rainy weather, its tentacle spread far, as far as Hurtmold's music perfectly illustrates. Organic and tormented, rhythmic and instrumental.

Hurtmold's sound is the result of a collective approach : the conjunction of a rock instrumentation and vibraphone and other clarinets give this project a unique character. The most Chicagoan of Sao-Paulo bands has already released a split album with The Eternals ( US/Chicago ), collaborated with Rob Mazurek ( Chicago Underground/Isotope 217 ) and confirmed his live talent with very intense and free performances, always keeping a taste for experimentation. Their music is instrumental but none the poorer. With quite complex constructions around a hypnotic bass, original guitar patterns and vintage
synthesizers minimal elements ( Miniotario ), dominant percussive sounds remind of the band's origins on Kampala (unreleased) for example, with its fabulous guitars, deep bass and complex rhythmics. Only trace of a more obviously rock influence, with lyrics as slogans, Chuva Negra shows the nerve and the more corrosive temper of their music, also feeding from the band's US punk roots (Minutemen, Black Flag, Fugazi, Mogwaï).

Posted by "portalsescsp"


April 7, 2011

Ney Matogrosso & PLAP (Pedro Luís e A Parede) - " Disritmia "


..."Arriving in Rio de Janeiro in 1966, Matogrosso became a hippie leather artisan and divided his time between Rio, São Paulo, and Brasília, where he was a close friend of singer/composer Luli. Through her he met João Ricardo, who had a vision for a groundbreaking group and was searching for a high-pitched male voice. Invited by Ricardo, Matogrosso moved to São Paulo where he spent one year dedicating himself to exhaustive rehearsals, artisanship, and theater plays. With the explosive success of Secos e Molhados and the group's final dissolution, Matogrosso started his solo career exploring his unusual voice timbre, his mesmerizing scenic persona, and his androgynous visuals, enhanced by innovative and exotic costumes.. (more)." 
 Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

April 3, 2011

Ponto de Equilibrio - "Quem Sabe...Salomao"


..." Formed in a North Rio commune, Ponto De Equilibrio have adopted reggae as the quintessential outsiders' music. Of course there is a whole lot more to reggae than ''truths and rights'', but second album, Abre a Janela's colourful tales of a divided Brazil whose favela denizens are swept under the carpet fit neatly over their union of rockers rhythms with samba, maracatu and maculele.

They are a very tight band, benefiting from some fine production by Chico Neves, whose only faux pas is being way too sparing on the bass levels. There's some good Ernest Ranglin-style bobbling guitar, the punchy crisp brass is nothing shy of superb, and singer Helio Bentes' vulpine nasal tenor has been generously compared to the late Joseph Hill's - in reality sounding closer to Manu Chao on excitable form."...  ( BBC Music, 2008 )

Posted by "talysomelhor" 2008 .


March 30, 2011

Monobloco feat. Lenine - "Suite Dos Pescadores ( Minha Jangada ) "


Monobloco live, oct 2005 in rio de janeiro at the "circo voador".

"Singer, composer, arranger, guitarist and producer, Lenine has been labeled "the new prince of Brazilian pop." His music is based on the maracatu tradition from Recife, in Pernambuco, his native state in the northeast of the country. He compares himself to a chameleon, always changing colors. He chooses them intuitively and describes how he spreads them with a leisurely mixed metaphor: "I sort of sway back and forth in a hammock.... (more ) " .
Mike Zwerin , The New York Times

Posted by"HolleBergschwitz" .

March 29, 2011

Diogo Nogueira - " Mineira"


From the DVD " Samba Social Club 4 " .

The son of samba legend João Nogueira, Diogo Nogueira is a singer/songwriter from Brazil who debuted in 2007 at age 26 to significant success, including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist the following year. His debut album, the CD/DVD Ao Vivo (2007), was recorded live at Teatro João Caetano in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro. The album includes many of his own compositions as well as some of his father's. Well received, Ao Vivo earned him a Latin Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2008.

Posted by "jucabamba" 2009.


March 28, 2011

Martinho Da Vila - "Mulheres"


An important composer of the samba of the hills, Martinho da Vila has written many successful sambas-enredo (the vehicles for the parades of the samba schools during the Carioca Carnival). As a composer and interpreter, he has recorded more than 30 LPs and CDs, some of which have sold over one million copies. His songs have been recorded by many interpreters, among them Simone, Beth Carvalho, Roberto Ribeiro, and Alcione.... (more )

Posted by "pablosanmateo" June 2009 .

March 27, 2011

Ivan Lins - "Samba do Avião"


From the program "Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis" Episode -- Brazilian Jazz. 03:00: Abraham Laboriel's bass guitar solo .

Renowned as a carioca songwriter, vocalist, and pianist, Ivan Lins recorded several albums for EMI Brasil and Reprise, as well as writing Brazilian standards. Born in 1945, Lins came to fame in Brazil in 1970 when Elis Regina recorded his song "Magdalena" for a hit. His worldwide debut, A Noite, appeared in 1979. Lins' most famous composition, "Love Dance" ("Lembrança"), has been recorded by dozens of jazz artists, including Kenny Burrell, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Mark Murphy, George Benson, Diane Schuur, and James Blood Ulmer. Other noted songs by Lins ("The Island," "Comecar de Novo," "Dona Palmeira," "Nocturna") have been recorded by artists including Airto Moreira, Herbie Mann, and Terence Blanchard. 
John Bush, Rovi

Posted by "pazootka" Oct 2010 .


March 25, 2011

Silvio Modesto - "Abre Alas"


Chiquinha Gonzaga - O abre alas (carnival march - 1939)

posted by "SenhorDaVoz"


March 21, 2011

Renegado - "Saudosa Maloca"


Renegado's interpretation of Adoniran Barbosa's "Saudosa Maloca" at the "Som Brasil" . Posted by "dddferraz"August 2010 .

Demônios da Garoa - " Saudosa Maloca"


March 19, 2011

Elizeth Cardoso & Elza Soares - "Não Me Diga Adeus"


Elizeth Cardoso and Elza Soares at the "Sambão" (TV Record), 1974.
Posted by "calulinho"

ELZA SOARES - "Não Me Diga Adeus" Odeon,1969
Posted by "luizmottafontana"


João Bosco & Zizi Possi - "O Bêbado e a Equilibrista"


João Bosco and Zizi Possi at " Som Brasil" June 2009 .

...."Bosco's career rise coincided roughly with Brazil's military dictatorship which lasted from 1964-1985 and his work, even the most innocuous love song, was frequently censored. As he noted in an interview in the early 90s, "Anything you composed or sang was censored. And there were no guidelines as to what you could or couldn't do. Every piece of music I wrote meant spending hours in the censorship bureau, debating with them, sometimes over one word." In 1977 Bosco wrote what was (and is) his most personal protest song, "O Bebaido e a Equilibrista" (The Drunkard and the Tightrope Walker), which became the theme song of Amnesty International. Despite his fame in Brazil, Bosco wasn't known to Americans until he made a guest appearance with jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour on the latter's 1988 record Festival. The guest spot wasn't enough to make Bosco an international superstar, but he did begin attracting more interest in the US. It wasn't until the early 90s that Bosco mounted a major tour of the US, but since then he has become increasingly popular internationally regularly performing at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival which over its history has frequently featured Brazilian performers.".... more   (  John Dougan, Rovi )

Posted by " Carymkilo".


March 16, 2011

Rubi - " Assum Preto "


Tribute to Luiz Gonzaga . Posted by "Paulohen1980" March 2010 ...... 02:00 .

March 15, 2011

Céu - ' Joga a chave'


Tribute to Adoniran Barbosa . Posted by "Veigadaiana" .


March 13, 2011

Geraldo Azevedo - ''O Que Me Faz Cantar'' / ''Bicho de 7 Cabeças''


Geraldo Azevedo at the TV Cultura's "Senhor Brasil" hosted by Rolando Boldrin.

Posted by " GamerFromHell" 2009 .


March 12, 2011

March 1, 2011

Aldo Sena and Mestre Vieira


Excerpt from the documentary " Piranha - O Carimbó no Ceará, de Tibico Brasil ". Posted by" jazzebluesce"


Maria Bethânia - " Carcará " (1965)


Maria Bethania in her stage debut 1965 at the age 18. Nara Leão offered her an opportunity to take her place in a series of performances in the musical "Opinião".

Posted by" YayaMassemba".


February 27, 2011

Mariana Aydar and Luisa Maita - "Solitude"


Mariana Aydar and Luisa Maita at Tom Jazz , November,2010 . Timbau 02:25 onwards.Posted by "barbarapsantos" .

Club do balanço & Simoninha - "Paz e Arroz"


Jorge Nen Jor - " Paz e Arroz"( 1972 )


February 26, 2011

Mariana Aydar - "Vai Vadiar "


Mariana Aydar LIVE at the TV Culutra's program "Ensaio" 2010. Uploaded by "MIRCMIRC15"

Mariana Aydar  can be easily located. Where there's good music, there she is, either in a traditional samba jamming, in a gig at the outskirts of town, in the studios, during Carnival, in Sao Paulo, Rio or Bahia. Since she was born in Sao Paulo, music is the air that she breathes. Her father, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mario Manga, was one of the integrants of Preme, an avant-garde group of the 80s that managed to couple irreverence and quality. Her mother, Bia Aydar, worked for many years with a variety of artists from all corners of the country. So, since she was a little girl, her natural habitat was the front stage and the backstage, the dressing rooms and the spotlights, the rehearsals and the recording studios and, mingling in this universe, she learned from observation... ( More , All About Jazz ).

Zeca Pagodinho - "Vai Vadiar / Coração em Desalinho "

February 25, 2011



Extra from MART´NÁLIA's DVD "Em Africa ".
Posted by " Ninamenezes"


February 22, 2011

Bambu do bambu

Paulinha Sanches on vocals .
Posted by "OcaBarba" 2009 .

February 13, 2011

Exaltasamba - "A gente bota pra quebrar"


Releasing Exaltasamba 25-year anniversary DVD at the "Estudio ShowLivre" program December 2010.

Mestre Walter and Barca


Mestre Walter, from Maracatu school of Estrela Brilhante, Recife.


Roberta Sá - "Interessa"


Recorded LIVE at the program "Ensaio" , TV Cultura - Sao Paulo .
Posted by "pafinuk" , 2008.


February 9, 2011

Vanessa da Mata & Mariana Aydar - " Baú "


Vanessa da Mata & Mariana Aydar LIVE at the " Altas Horas" program, 2010. Posted by "mircmirc15"

Born in a small town in the province of Mato Grosso, Brazil, in 1976, singer and composer Vanessa da Mata grew up listening to venerated artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, and Luiz Gonzaga, as well as the sounds of Rio she picked up on her radio. At 15, she relocated to Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, and began performing in clubs, soon moving to São Paulo to continue her career. She joined a reggae band, even singing with the famed Jamaican group Black Uhuru for a stint, while playing basketball and working as a model in her free time. But despite the strength of her voice, da Mata found her first taste of success as a composer. Teaming up with Chico César, she wrote the song "A Força Que Nunca Seca," the title track for Maria Bethânia's 1999 album, and soon she was also working on pieces for Daniela Mercury, Ana Carolina, and César himself. Now with some years of experience under her belt, da Mata decided to finally record her own solo material, releasing her self-titled debut in 2002. It was her next album, Essa Boneca Tem Manuel, however, that really pushed her into the limelight, aided by the strength of the single "Ai Ai Ai." Three years later the singer's third album, Sim, was released, and featured appearances from the acclaimed pianist João Donato and American rocker Ben Harper, among others. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi


February 8, 2011

Otto - "Nebulosas"


Otto at the Auditório do Ibirapuera 12.03.10. Guitar solo 01:28 .


Cidadão Instigado - "O Pobre dos Dentes de Ouro"


At the CCBB, Sao Paulo, January 2011. Posted by "familiamoitinho".


February 6, 2011

Sivuca & Orquestra Sinfônica da Paraíba - "Feira de Mangaio"


Zazumba   02:35

"Noted composer, arranger, and accordionist, Sivuca developed a very successful international solo career after having performed with Baden Powell, Toots Thielemans, Chiquinho do Acordeon, Radamés Gnattali, Rosinha de Valença, Waldir Azevedo, Harry Belafonte, and Miriam Makeba, among many others. As a composer, Sivuca wrote the classics "Adeus, Maria Fulô" (with Humberto Teixeira), "João e Maria" (with Chico Buarque), and had hits with "Feira de Mangaio" (with his wife Glorinha Gadelha) recorded by Clara Nunes and "No Tempo dos Quintais" (with Paulo Tapajós). His partners were artists such as Paulinho Tapajós, Paulo César Pinheiro, Luís Bandeira, Armandinho, Hermeto Pascoal, and Chiquinho do Acordeon".... ( more )

Posted by "rtfonseca" February 2011.