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Gilles Peterson's favourite Azymuth tracks

Jun 05, 2013

Originally posted at Fabric London Diving into such a deep and rich discography as the Brazilian trio of Azymuth have amassed could prove to be quite something. But luckily, one of BBC 6Music’s resident audiophiles and one of this country’s most prominent jazz selectors, Gilles Peterson, has taken the time to select some of his favourite Azymuth compositions for us in an...

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Brazilian Beatz Podcast: Mr Bongo Brazilian Favourites

May 29, 2013

This month Graham Luckhurst from Mr Bongo hosts the show and selects some of his favourite Brazilian tracks: J Dilla - Brazilian Groove Claudia - Deixa Eu Dizer Dora Lopes - Tostao Nao Tem Troco Nara Leao - Cacara Odair Cabeca - Isso Que e Bonito Quarteto Novo - Misturada Wan Trio - Selvagem Cizinha Pra Fazer - Um Samba...

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The ABCs of Polysom, Brazil’s only vinyl pressing plant

May 28, 2013

The ABCs of Polysom, Brazil’s only vinyl pressing plant  by Gregory Scruggs for Wax Poetics Around the Praça Tiradentes in downtown Rio de Janeiro, used vinyl abounds. Vendors haul crates in with wheelbarrows and prop records up on building façades, lazily keeping an eye out for customers while they chat with taxi drivers and doormen. Start showing some interest they will quickly...

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Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band at BFI, London

May 23, 2013

Sample This: The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band screening + Q&A with Dan Forrer The amazing story behind the creation of one of the most influential albums in popular music. Set against the backdrop of social and political turbulence in the USA of the late 1960s, Sample This tells the amazing story of the creation of one of the most...

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Vamos! at The Blind Tiger in Brighton

May 15, 2013

  We are very pleased to be launching a brand new monthly club session 'Vamos!' at The Blind Tiger Club in Brighton on 22nd June. We will provide South American party vibes from Folk roots to Latin Jazz, Salsa and Samba, to Cumbia, Ska, Flamenco, the urban beats of Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Baile Funk and beyond. For the launch...

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Funk Globo: The Sound Of Neo Baile

May 13, 2013

Welcome to Neo Baile, a new take on the traditional sounds and aesthetics of Brazil’s Baile Funk (or Funk Carioca) that challenges the established order to create something new, exciting and forward thinking. We are extremely proud to present The Sound of Neo Baile compilation, featuring 14 unreleased and exclusive tracks from worldwide producers that reinterpret the love-it-or-hate-it Brazilian Baile Funk sound. The...

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The Lost Art of Record Store Bags

May 09, 2013

  Great little post from Ego Trip Land on Record Store Day featuring some classic carrier bags! Record Store Day – the international annual celebration of brick and mortar vinyl and CD shops that also serves as a mini stimulus for these vanishing retail outlets. Should you visit your local record shop to show some support (and you should) you may...

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Passinho: The dance craze coming out of Rio's favelas (Part 2)

May 07, 2013

  The BBC have picked up on the Passinho movement that is sweeping Rio at the moment and produced a very interesting short video on it.  Red Bull posted an article back in April too. WATCH THE VIDEO Brazil may be best known for the samba, but a new dance - fuelled by YouTube and social media - is emerging...

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Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London

May 07, 2013

Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London pitches some of the hottest acts from the London bass scene against their counterparts from Salvador, Brazil’s bass capital in the state of Bahia. The bands will hit the UK following ground-breaking Bass Culture Clash performances together in Bahia, with festival shows in Salvador’s iconic Pelourinho neighbourhood. London’s formidable dancehall soundsystem The Heatwave will be bringing...

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