August 31, 2013
August 21, 2013
Long before his 30th birthday, Brazilian wunderkind Lucas Santtana had absorbed more music than most professionals would encounter in their lifetimes, having traveled around the world with the biggest names in Brazilian Tropicalia. The sheer volume of influences, including Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Motown funk, Brazilian metal (à la Sepultura), and European electronica would allow him to conceive of sonic textures later that no one else would even consider. More amazing, though, is that he originally came to prominence as a mere flautist. ( more )
Drago Bonavich, Rovi
August 11, 2013
Spok Frevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant music of elaborated arrangements and deep roots. SpokFrevo takes the tradition to the centre stage, but does not renounce allegiance to freedom. It relies on what jazz is all about: improvisation. SpokFrevo Orquestra arose in 2003 from musical experiences that date back to the late nineties, leaded by the virtuous Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, Maestro Spok, who plays the part of saxophonist, arranger and musical director. Spok fronts a 16 musicians group, a real big band with saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm sections, bass and guitar. These musicians engage in a crusade beyond aesthetic disputes. In the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, where centenary frevo got birth, carnival bonds constrict the genre to street festivals. . . . ( more ).
August 2, 2013
Brazilian experimental band emerge in 1999 in Natal with a mix of Afro-Brazilian , elcric funk, folk rock, and Middle Eastern sounds , an innovative force behind thw traditional local music from NorthEastern Brazil . . . ( Drago Bonacich, Rovi )
August 1, 2013
Chico Correa does DJ works with Live act , mixing sounds in real time. Some sets are performed with vocals and guitars, mixing electrosamba and AfroBrazilian elements.