Wagner Pá – Brazuca Matraca
El Imparable Transeunte (Circular Moves CIM7015, 2004)
Wagner Pa and Brazuca Matraca is a multinational band based in Barcelona formed by Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian musicians. The group sings in Spanish and Portuguese and combines various influences, from pop and DJ scratching to samba, bossa, jazz, reggae and other South American sounds. Unlike some of their Barcelona and Madrid mestizo colleagues who specialize in Flamenco and rumba-related hybrid sounds, Wagner Pá – Brazuca Matraca focus on the rhythms and melodies of the Americas. The band leans heavily towards a simple pop sound.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.