On June 28th the Red Hot Organization, a charity devoted to the prevention of HIV/AIDS, will release Red Hot + Rio 2, a compilation of Brazilian songs from the 60s and 70s, particularly those from the tropicália period, that will be covered by artists including Beck, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beirut and Aloe Blacc. Continue reading Tropicalia Articles for Red Hot + Rio 2
This is the first of a number of guest posts I will be doing for the Red Hot Organization, in the lead-up to their release of Red Hot + Rio 2 in late June. This first post talks about the reasons I love tropicália and looks at the legacy of the movement. Continue reading Tropicália – Pushing the Boundary of Song
Over the past month I had been working on a new compilation for Sounds and Colours. Entitled <em>Nossa, Cara! New Sounds of Sao Paulo</em> it’s a collection of music from many of the artists currently residing in the city, with an emphasis on the new, only using songs released over the last year or so, with the majority only being released in 2011 or still awaiting release.
You can listen to the compilation and download it for free here.
Artists featured on the compilation are Jucara Marcal e Kiko Dinucci, Karina Buhr, Lulina, Guizado, M. Takara 3, Chankas, Tulipa, Juliana R, Bruno Morais, R. Brandao, Bodes e Elefantes, Iará Renno, Barbara Eugenia, Rafael Castro, Psilosamples and Metá-Metá.
Preview of a Kiko Dinucci show in Sao Paulo, written for the April edition of Time Out Sao Paulo. Continue reading Sound of the Underground: Kiko Dinucci
Preview of Tulipa & Tiê’s performance at CCBB in Sao Paulo, written for the April edition of Time Out Sao Paulo. Continue reading Preview: Tulipa & Tie
This is a review of Leo Cavalcanti’s Religar album for the April edition of Time Out Sao Paulo. Continue reading Review: Leo Cavalcanti – Religar
An article written for the April edition of Time Out Sao Paulo, previewing an upcoming appearance by Arthur Verocai at Sao Paulo’s SESC Pinheiros venue. Continue reading Preview: Arthur Verocai at SESC Pinheiros
Review of The Roots of Chicha 2 compilation album, collecting together peruvian cumbia from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Continue reading Review: The Roots of Chicha 2
Their is simply something very special about Paddy McAloon and the work he makes as Prefab Sprout. I think it’s the passion for songwriting that shines through everything he writes. In the autumn of 2010 I got the chance to interview Paddy, though I would have to do this by email, which would then be printed off and passed onto him. He responded by typing up his answers and then faxing it through to PopMatters who then scanned it in and emailed it to me. For some reason this process makes me feel very strongly about this interview. Continue reading Slacker Like Myself: An Interview with Prefab Sprout