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The Final Episode: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian's Music Podcast

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

Duration: 00:52:57

Episode Nine: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

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.

Duration: 00:59:34

Episode Eight: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

This episode is dedicated to Northern Brazil with new sounds from Amazonas state, Pará, Ceará and beyond. Right now a northern influence is taking the whole country by storm. Raw tecnobrega beats, twangy guitarrada riffs and bouncy carimbó rhythms are working their way into the national soundtrack. We go to the source

Duration: 08:17:42

Paralympic Special: Brazil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

This is the Brasil Music Exchange Paralympic special, bringing you the best new music direct from Brazil! This show is powered by Brazil’s bass-heavy beats - from dub and hip hop to sci-fi ragga. We go nationwide and check out the new Bahia Bass scene with tracks by Som Peba and A.MA.SSA. We play Rio rasteirinha by OMULU and outer-space bass by São Paulo’s sants and Cybass. Plus deep dub masters Digitaldubs, tropical bass kings Tropkillaz, hip hop maverick MC Sombra and more!

Duration: 08:11:00

The Close: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

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.

Duration: 08:13:39

Episode Five: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

Brasil Music Exchange brings you the best new music direct from Brazil! This episode features cover versions of vintage classics and long-lost gems by the new generation. Our ever diverse playlist goes from samba to ska, choro to forró. Playlist highlights include the traditional Bahian choir As Ganhadeiras de Itapuã, São Paulo young guns Bixiga 70 and the deep treasure that is Goma-Laca.

Duration: 09:30:32

Episode Four: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

Brasil Music Exchange brings you the best new music direct from Brazil. This show puts the spotlight on outstanding recent releases from across the country. The playlist features national stars Criolo and Emicida, solo debuts by Donatinho and Russo Passapusso and new tracks from Anelis Assumpção and folk disrupter Siba. We go from hip hop to samba-rock, afro-punk to indie pop. Come connect with the independent artists reinventing the sound of Brazil

Duration: 11:03:00

Episode Three: Brasil Music Exchange - The Guardian Music Podcast

We’re continuing our trip across Brazil with great new sounds from the heart of the country. This show dedicated to the central zone focuses on music from the capital, Brasilia, rock city Goiânia and indie hub Belo Horizonte. Our playlist highlights include rising psychedelic stars Boogarins, alt-rock storytellers A Fase Rosa and blazing Brazilian hip hop by Flávio Renegado and Flora Matos.

Duration: 08:31:39

Brasil Music Exchange: Olympic Special - The Guardian Music Podcast

Fresh from Brazil, this is a great introduction into the very best new sounds from all over. You’ll hear the latest releases from Samba’s woman at the end of the world, Elza Soares, Salvador’s brilliant BaianaSystem and hip hop star Criolo. Plus brand new debuts: sweetness from Fioti, deepness from Ziminino and much more.

Duration: 08:17:31

Ben Beaumont-Thomas on the ultimate crate-digging labels - the Guardian Radio Hour podcast

The Guardian’s Ben Beaumont-Thomas plays some of the best tracks from the new slew of crate-digging labels

Duration: 00:26:46

Stewart Lee on standup comedy and music – the Guardian Radio Hour podcast

Stewart Lee joins us for a cruise through the alternative comedy scene in the 80s and the bands that helped soundtrack it

Duration: 00:40:27

John McEntire on Chicago's music scene - The Guardian Radio Hour podcast

Super producer John McEntire from Tortoise talks us gives us a snapshot of Chicago’s alternative music scene through the ages from Howlin’ Wolf to Jim O’Rourke

Duration: 00:32:40

Alexis Petridis on glam rock - the Guardian Radio Hour podcast

Let’s face it glam’s had a bad press. But does it deserve a second try? Alexis puts the case for its inclusion in the rock canon

Duration: 00:38:37

Music Weekly podcast: Beardyman shows us his sonic screwdriver – plus Kanye West on the edge of reason

Behold the Beardytron 500 – music and machine in harmony. We've also got Parallel History of Pop in 1981, Kanye West, These New Puritans and Mayer Hawthorne in Singles club

Music Weekly podcast: the DOT's Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey

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.

Music Weekly podcast: Coachella festival and Houndmouth

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

Music Weekly podcast: Hookworms go wah-wah, and Charli XCX goes it alone

Charli XCX finally cracks her own album and Hookworms explain why they're so awesomely loud. Plus: Haim, Dirty Projectors and Yeah Yeah Yeahs enter the Singles Club ring

Music Weekly podcast: Dawn Richard and Parquet Courts

P Diddy protegee Dawn Richard tells us about going solo, and New Yorkers Parquet Courts pick the tracks that inspire them

Music Weekly podcast: Beyoncé is back

We rate the return of Beyoncé, Pete Paphides journeys back to 1992, and Kieran talks to London DJ Bok Bok

Music Weekly podcast: Kele from Bloc Party and Ghostpoet

Kele Okereke pops in to tell us about what life is like for Bloc Party right now, Ghostpoet unveils the follow-up to his Mercury-nominated debut album, plus Justin Timberlake lyric shocker
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