March 31, 2012

Chico Science & Nação Zumbi | Sangue de Bairro

Born amidst the rich cultural tradition of Northeast, Chico Science began to experiment with afro bloco (Carnival group) Lamento Negro's Gilmar, blending maracatu with reggae, funk, rap, and rock. The mixture of regional rhythms with world pop music, played by guitar, bass, samplers, and other tech gadgets, was named by him as "mangue" (a reference to the mud flats of Recife). With the later addition by the press of the word "beat", it remained an umbrella denomination to the pop adaptations suffered by ancient folkloric Northeastern musics. It grew as a movement (though forever uncoordinated) after Science's involvement with Mundo Livre S/A's Fred 04, who contributed with the conceptualization. The result was Science's manifesto Caranguejos com Cérebro (brained crabs), another reference to the mangues of Recife, related to the crabs which live in the mud. After being recognized in their region, Chico Science e Nação Zumbi began to perform in Southeast, when they were invited for the Brazilian MTV Awards and MTV No Ar. ... ( more

Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

March 20, 2012

Lula Côrtes & Jarbas Mariz | Maracatu Pesado

Lula Côrtes & Jarbas Mariz from their album " Bom Shankar Bolenajh ", 1988.

Lula Côrtes is a Brazilian musician, best remembered for his contributions to the Zé Ramalho 1975 album Paêbirú.

He has released several albums, including Satwa in 1973 and Rosa de Sangue in 1980.

Côrtes worked with Ramalho on other albums including his 1978 debut, Zé Ramalho, De Gosto de Água e de Amigos in 1985 and Cidades e Lendas in 1996.

March 17, 2012

Novos Baianos | Mistério do Planeta

Novos Baianos (or Os Novos Bahianos prior to 1972) was a Brazilian rock and MPB group from Bahia that was formed in the ’60s and enjoyed success throughout most of the ’70s. Band members were Paulinho Boca de Cantor, Pepeu Gomes, Moraes Moreira, Dadi, Galvão, Jorginho, Baixinho, Bolacha and Baby Consuelo, today known as Baby do Brasil.

Initially their sound was a fusion of psychedelic rock with traditional folk sounds, Brazilian as well as Latin, a style that is most evident in É Ferro Na Boneca (1970). Their music began to gravitate more towards MPB, particularly due to João Gilberto’s influence, who frequently visited the group. Their 1972 album Acabou Chorare contained the classic Preta Pretinha. The group had a strong hippie image and in same year, they moved to a community in Jacarepaguá. They left Som Livre and joined the Continental label in 1973. The band released records until their break-up in 1978.

March 12, 2012

Gafieira de Luxo & Nina Becker | A Ordem é Samba

Gafieira de Luxo & Nina Becker at the SESC Ribeirão Preto, Sao Paulo .

Posted by "prgallo" March 5th, 2012 .