latin . african . world


Genre pick of the week Cover of The Brazilian Boogie Connection -  From Rio To Sao Paulo (1976-1983) by Various Artists.
This album is another chapter in the ongoing "there's-much-more-to-Brazil-than-bossa-nova" saga. It's filled with disco-era tracks produced for the Brazilian domestic marketplace, some of which were hits, others which were quite obscure. What binds them all together - besides their common origins, time period and overall musical approach - is the fact that their reputation has been steadily transcending Brazil's borders. This has allowed these tunes to find their place on set lists, want lists and in the crates of the world's most discerning DJs and tastemakers. Artists like Jorge Ben and Marcos Valle have been legendary and influential for decades, and the duo Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti dominated the Rio studio scene in the '80s before creating huge buzz overseas in recent years. Banda Black Rio and Cassiano are also both household names amongst crate diggers and fans of rare groove. While this album is sure to highlight the work of the artists featured on it, its main aim is to shine a spotlight on a sound and a style that continues to hypnotize scores of music lovers. Most importantly, its goal is to get dance floors moving across the world.

Africa Express

Presents...Terry Riley's In C Mali

'Africa Express Presents... Terry Riley's In C Mali' follows the critically acclaimed 'Maison des Jeunes' compilation album and marks the 50th anniversary of the composition 'In C' by composer Terry Riley. A conceptual masterpiece, the insistent, kaleidoscopic rhythms of 'In C' inspired future classical and rock music. For this first African version of the piece, Africa Express unites a group of Malian musicians with Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, and led by classical conductor Andre de Ridder.

Terry Riley said "I am overwhelmed and delighted by this CD. I was not quite prepared for such an incredible journey, hearing the soul of Africa in joyous flight over those 53 patterns of ‘In C’. This ensemble feeds the piece with ancient threads of musical wisdom and humanity indicating to me that this work is a vessel ready to receive and be shaped by the spontaneous feelings and colours of the magician/musician. I could not ask for a greater gift for this daughter’s 50th birthday."


LP Info: Limited edition vinyl - 500 pressing

.@thecharlatans album is out today. Still a few wristbands left for the signing this Thurs.
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