Here’s my preview for Seleta Coletiva, a monthly night at Studio SP in Sao Paulo. This was for my Sound of the Underground column in Time Out Sao Paulo, featuring in the October edition.
Sound of the Underground
Seleta Coletiva @ Studio SP
On the last Thursday of every month Instituto – a 9-piece band – get together at Studio SP to play some James Brown, samba funk (that’s Tim Maia and Banda Black Rio for the musos out there) and extremely groovy jazz. After getting the dancefloor moving they bring on their special guest, normally a MC (Criolo and Emicida are regulars) but sometimes one of the cities fine female chanteuses or even a group of percussionists or brass band from the north-east of Brazil. Whoever’s invited you’re guaranteed a great night of music that will get legs moving as well as introduce you to the variety of Sao Paulo’s music scene. Be warned though, the music often doesn’t start until the venue fills, so a promised 11pm start can often drift back to 1am. Special guests are announced only a week or two before the event so check the Studio SP website for full details.