June 22, 2012

Grupo Bongar

01:20, 05:55, 13:38 , 18.02

Bongar consists of six members of the  Xambá do Quilombo do Portão do Gelo (Olinda, state of Pernambuco ) . The group was founded in 2001 to bring the tradition of Coco da Xambá.

Bongar , not only, showcases Coco da Xambá tradition but perform among other traditional rhythms of NorthEastern Brazil such as Maracatu, Candomblé, Ciranda .

June 11, 2012

Bixiga 70 | Grito de Paz

Bixiga 70
Traquitana, Sao Paulo

Central Sao Paulo's neighborhood called Bixiga is a melting pot of culture. Its Italian, African and North-Eastern population make it one of the best areas to eat out and listen to music. One of the place's hidden treasures is the recording studio Traquitana, number 70 at Rua 13 de Maio - a street packed with venues and restaurants. That's the birthplace of Sao Paulo's finest new instrumental combo: Bixiga 70. Coming from diverse musical backgrounds, a meeting of musicians involved in the city's avantgarde pop, jazz, dub and Brazilian scenes, results in the 10-piece set, trying to blur boundaries in space and time. With their genre-spanning mix of afrobeat, Guinean malinké, Brazilian candomblé, samba and cumbia, Bixiga 70 is a welcome addition to any party. Taking Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 band as a launchpad both in name and spirit, this ten piece band and their fusion of African and South American rhythms cause havoc in any dance.

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June 10, 2012

Soukast & Oleg Fateev

20 mins. clip - 04:33 , 13:51 . Live at the Casa do Núcleo.

June 9, 2012

Baiana System | Oxe, Como Era Doce

Baiana System is a musical project aimed at spreading and exploring new possibilities through the sounds of the Guitarra Baiana. This singular electric guitar - created in Bahia in the forties - was responsible for the creation of the Trio Eletrico (a big moving sound system). It was also responsible for introducing a new musical richness to frevos, choros and several other musical styles.

It was from the need to expand this fullness of sound - while attempting to incorporate it into other musical genres, thereby opening up a range of influences and offering the public a new dialogue with this instrument - that the Baiana System project emerged, where the Guitarra Baiana is the starting point. Created by Robertinho Barreto, guitar player with rock band Lampironicos, the Baiana System does not have a defined format but can assume many different arrangements. The underlying idea is the presence of a live P.A. whereby the DJ interacts with the Guitarra Baiana to produce a new musical arrangement. The DJ will work with the sampler, fitting in sounds and effects with freedom for improvisation. It uses resources such as layers, effects and loops, in a conception inspired by the freedom of Dub.

June 7, 2012

Vanessa Moreno | Um de Três

Vanessa Moreno - Vocal & triangle, Filipe Maróstica - Electric bass, Zé Pitoco - zabumba .

June 6, 2012

Caçapa | Coco-Rojão no. 4

Caçapa‘s debut album Elefantes Na Rua Nova was released on June 12th, 2011. It’s a real taste of northeastern Brazil with Alessandra Leão appearing on a number of tracks.

The term “manguefolk” has recently been give to this style of music by Mais Um Gringo  and this is something we will continue here. Elefantes Na Rua Nova is an album of folk music from the north-east of Brazil (i.e. forró, maracatu, coco, baião) given a fresh update by Caçapa and the musicians on this album.
Russ Slater, " Sounds & Colours - South American Music & Culture Magazine 

June 4, 2012

Alessandra Leão

Luzia-Tombo do Navio From aguere de ode to baião to coco, ‘Mangue-Folk’ is a journey through the A-B-C of folk styles from the northeast of Brazil – ciranda, baianado/coco, baião, coco-rojão & aguere de ode. Mangue-folk is from the state of Pernambuco and in particular capital city Recife – famous for its mangues – swamps. Atirei

June 3, 2012

Marginals feat. Mauricio Takara | Ewi Groove (extended)

Thiago França - Ewi, Marcelo Cabral - Bass , Tony Gordin - Drums, M. Takara: synthetizer & vibraphone .

Soukast | Choro Bororo

Soukast is the meeting of two giants of Brazilian percussion, Guilherme Kastrup and Simone Sou . The duo, who met in 2000, develops a musical partnership   they call "Percuteria". 

Lurdez da Luz | Ziriguidum

DJ Mako - pick-ups, Marcelo Cabral - bass, Tony Gordin - drums .

June 2, 2012

June 1, 2012

DJ Tudo & Sua Gente de Todo Lugar | Sou Massape

From the album "Nos quintais do Mundo", 2010 .

Carimbó ( 15mins )

Grupo da cidade de Ananindeua formed by people of Marapanim, birthplace of Carimbó. 

 The Carimbó is considered an indigenous musical style, however like other Brazilian cultural manifestations, it mixed with and received other influences. Its name in Tupi refers to the drum (curimbó) with which the rhythm is marked. The carimbó itself as African origins which are present in the percussive rhythm and both its Portuguese (the snapping sound made with the fingers and the palms in certain parts of the dance) as well as European influences, or rather the melodies of the colonizers. Appearing in the area of Belém in the Salgado region (Marapanim, Curuça, Algodoal) and on the Island of Marajó, it became a traditional dance which later, when influenced by a more modern rhythm, lent to the creation of the Lambada and the Zouk (a musical style from the French West Indies). ( more )

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Oya Oya

Juçara Marçal - vocal,  Chico Saraiva -  Guitar, Ari Colares - percussion .