Posts Tagged 'Music'

Win tickets to a special La Linea show

Brazilian/African trio A Curva Da Cintura is one of the highlights from the festival that will showcase the best Latin music over two weeks, from hip-hop to classical

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.

Brazilian festivals, Lollapalooza and an angry rocker

When I was living in London, attending one or more music festivals was one of the main things to look forward to in the summer. I went to quite a few over the last decade: Glastonbury, T in the Park,

The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria

The World Ends is a fine start for those who want good music for the ears, and the feet. The release comes fresh from Soundway and bears vibrant tracks, evidently carrying influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown

Luisa Maita – a fresh and young emerging voice

Luísa Maita is part of the new and inspiring crop of female composers comprising Tiê, Tulipa Ruiz and Juliana Kehl. Even prior to her first album, Lero-Lero, her music had been recorded by the likes of Virgínia Rosa and Mariana

Quantic’s Dog With A Rope

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the Buena Vista Social Club cut records in Kingston, or if Marley made merengue? Ever asked yourself what it would be like if all the borders between different types of

Airto Moreira & Flora Purim back at Ronnies

The Brasilian husband and wife jazz duo return once more with their percussion and vocal delights for a quick Ronnie Scott’s residency, with Luiz Avellar on piano and Junior Meirelles on guitar.

Free Friday shows at Festival Brazil

Head down to the Southbank Centre to catch some of the treats of the remaining weeks of Festival Brazil, and be sure to catch some free music events which JungleDrums has been helping to set up in August…

Adriana Calcanhotto

Adriana Calcanhotto is one of the great voices of Brazil and will play only her second ever show in London following a sold out debut last year.