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.
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.