Brazzaville: Adventure and Experimentation


  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Song List

  • "Star Called Sun"
  • "Peach Tree"

Brazzaville. hide caption

itoggle caption

With members from America and Spain, Brazzaville draws on a sense of experimentation and adventure when crafting its spirited, unpredictable bossa nova music. Working from a foundation of guitars, bass, drums, keyboard, violin and the occasional brass instrument, Brazzaville has been lauded for its songs' texture and complexity.

Bandleader David Brown developed the idea for Brazzaville while serving as the saxophonist for Beck, whose eclecticism seems to have been an inspiration. The group has drawn many comparisons, most commonly to Tom Waits, but its sound isn't easily pigeonholed. The band currently lives and records in Barcelona, as part of Brown's effort to allow world music to influence his sound.

Purchase Featured Music

Welcome to Brazzaville

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Welcome to Brazzaville

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.