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Zuzuka Poderosa ‘Carioca Bass’ EP

Feb 18, 2013

We've been listening to Zuzuka for a while now and are fans of her work.  Gina Vergel wrote this feature focussing on her new EP 'Cariocas Bass' for Sounds and Colours: New York City’s Zuzuka Poderosa is quickly becoming the queen of baile funk/global bass thanks to a hybrid she likes to refer to as ‘Carioca Bass.’ Aptly so, she has titled her new...

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Sounds and Colours: Colombia Book and CD

Feb 18, 2013

Our friends over at Sounds & Colours have just released a great new project on Columbia: Sounds and Colours Colombia is a project that looks at Colombia in a different light. Created by a wide variety of collaborators it focuses on Colombia’s music, film, art and culture, aswell as the political and social issues it faces. Featuring 198 pages of articles,...

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Marcos Valle in Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Basement

Feb 18, 2013

To kick off their new Basement Sessions feature, Gilles Peterson and co welcomed Brazilian legend Marcos Valle for an acoustic version of ‘Os Grilos’, while he was in London to receive his Lifetime Achievement award at Gilles' Worldwide Awards. You can subscribe to Gilles' Youtube channel here and check back on the ‘Worldwide Family’ section of the site for more  coming soon. And...

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Mr Bongo At Salvador Carnival - Part Two

Feb 14, 2013

Dave 'Mr Bongo' Buttle wrote an article on the history and traditions of the Filhos de Ghandi (Sons Of Ghandi) for Straight No Chaser Magazine back in 2004 after one of his many celebrations with them at carnival in Salvador, Brazil. The famous carnival society ‘Filhos de Gandhi’ (Sons of Ghandi) is headquartered in the Pelourinho district of Salvador, where...

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Mr Bongo At Salvador Carnival - Part One

Feb 14, 2013

It was officially Carnaval in Brazil over the weekend just gone.  The memories have been flooding back, so Jane Cudworth has recounted some of her carnival experiences in Salvador, Brazil from her trip in 2007: Waaay back in 2007, the Bongo’s descended on the Salvador Carnival with a mission. That mission was to get involved. We had heard tales of...

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Hollie Cook Interview for Clash Music

Jan 30, 2013

Original post by Clash Music [Last] year Hollie supported The Stone Roses at Heaton Park and let Prince Fatty go dub-nutty on her album. Here’s what she’s also been into. Favourite Album “I’ve often been fickle when it comes to listening to music and have gotten  into a habit of not listening to whole  albums lately. But a recent one that...

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Hollie Cook Spotify Playlist

Jan 29, 2013

We asked Hollie what she was listening to at the moment and she did us a nice little playlist.  So here it is: Watch out for some big Hollie news soon.

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The Best Tropicalia Albums

Jan 29, 2013

Another fantastic article from Sounds & Colours.  An introduction into the weird and wonderful world of 'Tropicalia'.  We will be releasing the film, 'Tropicalia', in cinemas in the UK and Ireland in June this year. Tropicália is a style of music from Brazil, beginning in the late 60s, when a group of art students, writers and musicians, inspired by the work...

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The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia

Jan 28, 2013

Our friends over at Sounds And Colours have reviewed Luaka Bop's new Tim Maia compilation, available now on CD, vinyl LP and download At the height of the hippie counterculture years (1963-75) funk, soul and jazz carried rhythms of love, peace and unity across borders. In the United States discos, drugs and cocktails produced a recipe that injected life into...

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Singers, Songs And Strings Guest Mixes by Amar Patel

Jan 24, 2013

Former editor of Straight No Chaser magazine, Amar Patel, put two Singers, Songs And Strings mixtapes together a good few years ago. They well and truly stand the test of time so we have uploaded them again for your listening pleasure. Check his website for information on the current projects he is involved with, and for more music visit his Soundcloud...

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