Researching the Sambas of Bixiga

Brazil – The group Revista do Samba will start working on the
project “revista bixiga oficina do samba,” sponsored by Programa Petrobras
Cultural. The basis of the project is to research the sambas of Bixiga, the
district of Sâo Paulo known as the cradle of samba paulista and, where many of
great sambistas of São Paulo, like Adoniran Barbosa and Geraldo Filme, and also
the Vai Vai, school of samba have their inspiration. The result will be a CD, a video documentary, a songbook and a releasing show
in Teatro Oficina.

The band’s next concerts:

January 12 – 18:30h – SESC Pinheiros – São Paulo
January 29 – 17:00h – SESC Santo André – Santo André

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and 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.