This final episode in the Brasil Music Exchange series 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 and long-time major music capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is most associated with bossa nova and samba. Join us in this farewell to the Paralympics with this explosive last episode
São Paulo is a megacity of over 20 million people and it’s the buzz at the heart of the independent music scene in Brazil. We feature music from the forefront of the SP new wave right now, with Metá Metá and their “apocalyptic afropunk”, the gorgeous pop melodies of Tulipa, indie rock princes Holger and hip hop star Criolo.
This is the last episode of the Brasil Music Exchange! Over the past month we’ve brought you the best that Brasil has to offer. In this final episode Jody Gillett celebrates the women of new Brazilian music. Our all-female playlist includes the São Paulo vanguard sounds of Juçara Marçal, Tulipa and Céu, Bahia’s new voice Jurema, veteran carimbó queen Dona Onete and much more.
Artists in Brazil have a secret weapon - the incredible heritage of a country that is a bonafide musical giant. Right now they are also plugged into global currents and making their own innovative, unique and super-accessible music. This show is a whirlwind trip featuring 12 new tracks from artists across the whole country, from the deep south right up to the Amazon.
The unlikely pairing of Mike 'The Streets' Skinner and the Music's Rob Harvey are back with a second album in under a year: they explain their union to us. Pete Paphides delves into another parallel year in music and there's reviews of new singles by Pet Shop Boys, Shola Ama and Savages.
We have fun in the sun at California's Coachella festival, and are joined in the studio by US folk rockers Houndmouth. Plus tracks from the xx, Disclosure and the Hold Steady in a special Record Store Day Singles club