[Music] Pra Voce Amigo — Ban Ban Ton Ton

Following on from that smashing Priscilla Ermel collection on Music From Memory, here are a few more things care of the South Americas that you might want to check…… In the second of their direct-to-disc series, Night Dreamer, capture the friendship between Brazilian singer / songwriters Seu Jorge and Roge. The two of them picking […]

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[Music] Ze Roberto – Lotus 72 D

Much respect to Mr. Bongo Records for releasing a track considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of Brazilian pop, Ze Roberto’s classic Lotus 72 D, a paean to Formula 1 race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi, who was crowned world champion in 1972.

Apparently, the fast version of this song is the one that is most well-known, yet it seems that version was pitched up.  Track 1 is the correct version, but both are included in this 7-inch.


[Music] ElPeche – Rosas Bandidas EP

Arthur Carneiro is ElPeche, a Brazilian-born, London-based DJ who managed to absorb the best of Brazilian music and let it flow through the filter of electronica.  On this EP single, he collaborates Artéria FM for a series of remixes.

Deep grooves, and pleasant listening courtesy of Tropical Twista Records.

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[Music] Dom Salvador e Abolição – Hei! Você (1971)

A very pleasant, beautiful surprise out of Brazil.  Dom Salvador was a pianist who performed in the MPB style, and this release with his backing band, Abolição, was released in 1971.

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[Music] Seu Jorge – Lady Stardust

I don’t think there’s a corner of the earth (except in either Taliban-land or ISIS-istan) where David Bowie’s music didn’t reach out to. Here is Brazilian pop-samba artist Seu Jorge doing a sparse, beautiful cover of a classic Bowie tune.

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    [Video] Caetano Veloso – Você é Linda

    Caetano Veloso in an intimate setting, performing one of the most romantic songs in his catalog.

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    [Video] Marisa Monte – Verdade, Uma Ilusão

    My heart is happily ensconced in Brazil these days. I’m kept company by a peach of a girl I can only refer to as my fofinha, and it happens that she has impeccable taste in music. As Valentine’s Day draws near, I get the privilege of sharing a terribly romantic song with the readership. The lyrics are here, and are worth using Google Translate if you can’t understand Portuguese.

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