Fred Jorge Gets Funky

Fred Jorge e os Mairorais (Afro Baile Records, 2012)

Brazilian singer-songwriter has assembled a large cast of musicians to celebrate African-rooted music. His album Fred Jorge e os Mairorais mixes funk, samba, afrobeat and other musical forms.

Fred Jorge e os Mairorais is a five member band from Campinas in Sao Paulo that sometimes gets expanded to a much larger ensemble. They celebrate Brazilian black from the 1970s, an era where soul, funk, afrobeat, samba and jazz produced fabulous combinations.

The debut album by Fred Jorge e os Mairorais contains a fine selection of heavy-hitting dance-worthy beats.

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