This edition of Brasil Music Exchange is dedicated to the very best new music from Recife and Rio de Janeiro.
What put Recife on the map was the ground-breaking Manguebeat cultural movement that kick-started an unprecedented creative explosion. Today musicians from Recife have a singular energy. In this show, we salute the heavy, prowling sound of Manguebeat godfathers Nação Zumbi, go deep into rural rhythms with Alessandra Leão and float in Lulina’s lo-fi dreams.
A long-time major music capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is most associated with bossa nova and samba. Today the next generation of artists shakes up any assumptions with all kinds of new sounds. We play the latest by sought-after producer Kassin (a left-field love-song with fuzz guitar), tune in to the funky afrobeat of charismatic rapper BNegão and go all dark and spacey with Seu Jorge and Almaz. Enjoy your trip!
Hosted by Jody Gillett