The Austin 100: Bixiga 70 Recommended if you like Khraungbin and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The Austin 100: Bixiga 70

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Bixiga 70 will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

Genre: Global

Why We're Excited: You can pin Bixiga 70's members down on a world map — they live in São Paulo. But their sound stretches thousands of miles beyond: to roots in West Africa and to countless beer-sodden stomping grounds for funk and soul and all manner of music made for frenzied dancing. On Quebra Cabeça, the 10-piece instrumental band blares out an explosive, hyper-rhythmic blast of Afro-Brazilian jams that inspire movement in every moment.

Stream Bixiga 70's "Quebra-Cabeça"