This Week On Alt.Latino: All About Brazil

Fortaleza, Brazil outfit Sacassaia are featured on this week's edition of Alt.Latino. i i

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Fortaleza, Brazil outfit Sacassaia are featured on this week's edition of Alt.Latino.

Fortaleza, Brazil outfit Sacassaia are featured on this week's edition of Alt.Latino.

Courtesy of the artist.

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On occasion, we like to dedicate an entire show to the music of a certain country. We've discussed the blooming indie-pop and new folk scene in Chile, and listeners will recall our travels throughout Colombia, during which we hung out with the likes of Aterciopelados, Bomba Estereo, Joe Arroyo and Toto La Momposina.

It will come as no surprise to listeners that I've always been fascinated by the music scene of Brazil. But I understand that it's also a bit of an overwhelming experience for a newcomer: I remember when I went to play with a percussion group at carnaval in Bahia, and, even as an Argentine who grew up surrounded by a good amount of Brazilian immigrants, I felt like I'd stepped onto another planet. Everything — from the food to the music — was so different, so exciting and new. I can see how it can feel like a difficult world to penetrate. Which is why we make it a point to include new Brazilian music in almost every Alt.Latino show. Even so, we're always astounded by the variety and sheer volume of that is produced in that country. It would take an entire show or more to even begin to cover it. And that's exactly what we decided to do.

We've enlisted the help of Brazilian producer Beco Dranoff, who we had on the show a few months ago as a Guest DJ, regarding his role in the fantastic Tropicalia inspired album Red Hot In Rio 2.

Beco is our tour guide on this fantastic, two-part musical voyage from São Paulo to Fortaleza, with stops in Rio, Brasilia, Recife and including some of the hottest new indie, electronica and hip-hop. We also touch upon genres you might not know about yet (i.e. the infectious maguebeat).

Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg — it would be impossible to cover all new Brazilian artists in just two shows. Which is why we want to enlist your help: What new Brazilian music are you listening to these days?

This Week On Alt.Latino: All About Brazil

Sacassaia

Ululai

  • Artist: Sacassaia
  • Album: Sampleando Deus e o Mundo

Coming at you from: Fortaleza, Brazil

Sacassaia's Website

 
Floresta Sonora

Na Chuva

  • Artist: Floresta Sonora
  • Album: Flore

Coming at you from: Belém do Pará

Karina Buhr's Website

 
Karina Buhr

Ciranda Do Incentivo

  • Artist: Karina Buhr
  • Album: Eu Menti pra Você

Coming at you from: Belém do Pará

Karina Buhr's Website

 
Ai Laika

Canção Do Mar

  • Artist: Ai Laika
  • Album: Leveleve

Coming at you from: São Paulo, Brazil

Ai Laika's Website

YouTube
 
gui boratto

Hera

  • Artist: Gui Boratto
  • Album: Chromophobia

Coming at you from: São Paulo, Brazil

Gui Boratto's Website

YouTube
 
lucas santtana

Who Can Say Which Way

  • Artist: Lucas Santtana
  • Album: Sem Nostalgia

Coming at you from: São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Lucas Santtana's MySpace

YouTube
 
Mombojó

Papapa

  • Artist: Mombojó
  • Album: Amigo do Tempo

Coming at you from: Recife, Brazil

Mombojó's Website

YouTube
 

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Esta Semana En Alt.Latino: Todo Sobre Brasil

De vez en cuando, nos gusta dedicarle un programa entero a la música de un país. Hemos charlado sobre la energética escena indie-pop y folklórica de Chile, y nuestros oyentes se acordarán de nuestro reciente viaje a través de Colombia, durante el cual conocimos y grabamos artistas como Aterciopelados, Bomba Estereo, Joe Arroyo y Totó La Momposina.

No les sorprendera a nuestros oyentes cuando digo que a mi siempre me ha fascinado la música de Brasil. Pero también comprendo que puede ser un poco abrumador para el que no sabe nada sobre esta música: me acuerdo de cuando fui a tocar con un grupo de percusión al carnaval en Bahia, y aún siendo una argentina que creció rodeada de bastantes inmigrantes brasileros, sentí que estaba en otro planeta. Todo- desde la comida hasta la música- era tan diferente, tan nuevo e interesante. Por lo tanto puedo comprender que para el que no entiende, la música brasilera puede parecer un mundo difícil de penetrar. Y es por eso que siempre nos proponemos incluir nueva música brasilera en casi todos nuestros programas. Aún asi, siempre nos sorprende la variedad y el volumen de nuevos artistas que surgen de ese país. Siempre en pre-producción comentamos que tendríamos que hacer un show entero o más para poder empezar a hablar acerca de la música brasilera contemporánea. Y eso es exactamente lo que hemos decidido hacer.


Hemos invitado al productor brasilero Béco Dranoff, quien tuvimos hace unos meses en nuestro programa por su papel en el fantástico álbum Red Hot In Rio 2, un tributo al movimiento Tropicalía.

Béco es nuestro guía a lo largo de este fantástico viaje musical, desde São Paulo a Fortaleza, con paradas en Rio, Brasilia, Recife e incluyendo lo mejor de la nueva música indie, electrónica y el rap de Brasil. También nos habla sobre géneros que tal vez algunos de ustedes no conozcan (como el contagioso Manguebeat.)

Por supuesto, esto es solo una diminuta parte de lo que es la música brasilera hoy. Sería imposible hablar sobre todo lo que esta pasando en esa inmensa cultura en tan solo dos programas. Y es por eso que queremos pedirles que nos ayuden: ¿Que nueva música brasilera han estado escuchando ultimamente?



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