Abraham the Gypsy had two sons, to Flamenco he said, ‘guard the purity of your sound, it will see you through some bad shit’ and to his other son Rumba Catalana he said ‘mix it up, add a little from here, leave a bit of your sound over there, let’s see how it works out.’ […]Read more "Peret (La Linea) – Barbican, 2009 (Live Review)"
At the end of the eighties, David Byrne came out of the closet with his love of Brazilian music. A series of compilations followed, covering Samba, Pagode and Forro but first off was this celebration of Tropicalismo or MPB.Read more "Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical"
This deserves to be a bestseller all over again. The Mutants — twisted rebel sambanauts that they were — scandalised Brazil with their electronic sound in the late 60s. Encouraged by that reaction, they went even further out there and this collection covers their most fertile period before it all went a bit prog manRead more "Os Mutantes – Everything is Possible (Best of)"
From Buenos Aires to the QEH, “Best World Music Album 2003” award winner Juana Molina will be performing live in London on April 20th as part of “La Linea Festival”. She will also appear at the Triptych Festival on the April 30th and 31st in Scotland.Read more "Juana Molina – Queen Elizabeth Hall"