Brazil: Sambossica 3 (Afrobaile, 2011)
Just in time for the summer, we have a collection titled Brazil: Sambossica 3, a new compilation of samba and Brazilian Popular Music rooted in samba compiled by DJ Seduce. There are songs for all, from modern pieces to rootsy songs and hottest grooves, including samba, samba-soul, samba-reggae, funk, and elements of jazz, bossa nova, electronica and rock.
The artists selected are not major stars, but rather underground acts and unsigned artists from various states of Brazil: Sandalia de Prata, Euterpe, Katia Moraes, Partido Leve, Sambatronica, Ana Paula da Silva, Bruna Melina, Fred Jorge e os Mairorais, Euterpe, Dois do Samba, Michele Bruna, and Tijuquera.
Brazil: Sambossica 3 is an infectious collection of top talent in the area of samba-rooted music.
Available from: afrobaile.bandcamp.com
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.