Watch the Sounds of Pernambuco

June 19th was an important day. First off, it was the launch of VAMOS, THE guide to Latin culture in London, which you can find here, and secondly, it was the night of Sounds of Pernambuco, bringing three bands from the north-east of Brazil to XOYO in London.

Sounds of Pernambuco brought together the combined powers of Eta Carinae, Fim de Feira and Rivotrill, three bands from Pernambuco, but all with their own distinct identity. Rivotrill started the night with their singular mix of jazz, pop and prog rock with a Brazilian accent. They were followed by Eta Carinae, a band in love with the sound of mangue beat and able to recreate the energy of Chico Science & Co on stage. Fim de Feira finished off the night with their accordion (sanfona) augmented set of dancefloor fillers.

All in all, it was a great night, and one that you can live again thanks to this great video from Canal Londres:

You can read Canal Londres’ verdict on the night (in Portuguese) at

Check out Canal Londres for plenty more videos of Brazilian life in London.

One Comment

  1. Eita, que saudade arretada de Recife :) I just wish I were in London to see the Sounds of Pernambuco, my home place. I remember Dirceu in the very beginning of Jorge Cabeleira. It is wonderful to see Eta Carinae putting on such a beautiful show. Thanks for this great post.

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