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It’s not often you get to hear about a ‘new’ artist on the London global beats scene who’s already stocked up a back catalogue of eight previous albums but that’s what’s happening with Marcelo Frota aka MOMO. From the dark-folk /Tropicalia fusion of his stark debut ‘A Estética do Rabisco’ in 2006 to his electronica …

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Now here’s more signs that the MPB new wave shows no intention of turning tide. Musician/producer Ana Frango Elétrico, one of the key pivots of today’s kaleidoscopic Rio scene is releasing a new album ‘Me Chama De Gato Que Eu Sou Sua’ via Mr Bongo/ selo Risco on 20th October. An artist whose inspired production …

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If you know anything of guitarist/composer Fabiano do Nascimento’s significant back catalogue you will be expecting his new album ‘Das Nuvens‘ to be impressive. Each release from his debut ‘Dança Dos Tempos’ in 2015 onwards has shown: his accomplished instrumental touch, whether on seven, twelve or oktav guitar; his intuitive feel for classic Brazilian music, …

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For better or worse, most people have a COVID 19 story and that goes for the four young musicians at the centre of new Brazilian band Bala Desejo. Pre the world coming to a halt Dora Morelenbaum and Julia Mestre were building reputations as singer songwriters while guitarist Lucas Nunes and keys-player Jose (Ze) Ibarra …

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In the shimmers of the recent loss of Os Mutantes founder Rita Lee that follows Gal Costa’s passing last year it’s poignant to get a reminder that music doused with tropicalia is most definitely out there and still determined to make those bigger splashes. Enter the inestimable Hive Mind Records latest release, Muito Sol, a …

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After five albums for the global beat connoisseurs Now Again, Brazilian acoustic guitar supremo Fabiano Do Nascimento has sidled across LA to join with the Leaving Records community. The result, the album ‘Das Nuvens’ set for July 21st release and previewed by the title track to signpost what we can expect. The track is a …

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Riding the upward surge of new Brazilian pop comes Felipe Puperi (a.k.a Tagua Tagua) with solo album two, Tanto, available now via those global dance aficionados Wonderwheel Recordings. Acclaimed in his home country for some sharp production work and fronting the spacey alt-rockers Wannabe Jalva, his solo debut, 2019’s Inteiro Metade, turned the spotlight on …

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The troubadour will travel but they always have roots. Brazilian song-crafter João Selva may have ended up in Lyon but those formative years in Ipanema and Rio is at the heart of his borderless grooves. Schooled in bossa nova and the traditions of Capoeira, steeped in the diasporic riches of Brazilian music and gifted with …

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Signs are that Sao Paulo singer-songwriter Felipe Puperi (a.k.a Tagua Tagua) is really finding his groove. Known in Brazil for his sharp production work and fronting the slick alt-rockers Wannabe Jalva, his debut solo record, 2019’s Inteiro Metade, turned the spotlight on Puperi as a crafter of fresh tunes leaning in a soul pop direction. …

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It seems a long while since Lucas Santtana first pushed to the front of listening lists beyond the Bahia with his first Mais Um releases. The natural flow of his songs, his giddy experimentation and ability to dig the finest grooves may have come as a surprise at the time but with a back story …

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