Posts Tagged 'Brazilian music'


The “Brazilian Beyoncé” brings her tecnobrega to London

Gaby Amarantos, Lucas Santtana and Graveola bring their tropical sounds to London on a night fuelled with the latest from the contemporary Brazilian music scene


Legendary Banda Black Rio to play two dates at Ronnie Scott’s

The groovy Cariocas are back in town to play the famous jazz venue. Expect razor tight jazz-funk, powerful samba and pulsing grooves.


Marcelo Bratke and Camerata Brasil together at the South Bank

The Brazilian pianist is back to London playing a special show at the Purcell Room including movements by acclaimed classic composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Antonio Carlos Jobim


Heidi Vogel @ Mau Mau

Heidi Vogel performs with The Cinematic Orchestra, as well as mining her own style, singing latin and nu-jazz with her incredible band, as she will be doing for this night.


Jandira Silva Album Launch @ 606 Club

Launch night for Jandira Silva’s first album under her own name. Born in Rio de Janeiro, grown up in Espirito Santo and hugely popular in Portugal before moving to London five years ago, Jandira is a Brazilian singer that we

Brazil and Oscar, not a good match

With a song written by two of Brazil and world music’s biggest stars surely Brazil’s time had come, especially when it just had to fight off a bunch of puppets. Here are our thoughts on a great battle between bird and muppet. Who wins?


A triple Brazilian bill to die for

April will bring some of the most exciting new talent from Brazil to London’ biggest Latin music festival. A holy triumvirate of Céu, Curumin and Lucas Santana will be appearing at Koko on Thursday 19th April as part of La


Tupiniquin @ Bedroom Bar

From the innovators that looked for inspiration in the lyrics of Vinícius de Moraes other insertions emanated, with disconcerting beats from Mutantes, the free ruffle rhythms of Chico Science and, even tough he turns his nose up, a little seasoning


Samba Chula de Sao Braz @ Momo’s

Chula is Brazil’s primordial samba, daughter of the semba, carried to Bahia by African Bantu slaves and grown up on the sugarcane plantations. Chula is in danger of dying out, although you might doubt that when you encounter the vital

Is Michel Teló a good thing for Brazilian music?

Back in my little Brazilian ghetto in London, whenever we played Brazilian music at parties, everyone loved it. It didn’t really matter if it was funk, country, rock or samba. Everyone would sing along and even dance – because doing so gave us a sense of belonging, it brought us back home for a few moments.