The grey grey skies of England make me want to be in Brazil this week. Wouldn’t even mind if it rained. Anyway…Caarrrrnivvaalll post.
Brooklyn’s very own baile funk princess, Zuzuka smashes up SOBs in NY with Cabide DJ and the Vigarista crew. Heavy, raw funk carioca the way the lord intended.
Can someone remind me of the nasty 80s sax sample in this ???
“What is going on is that people, sometimes in very poor areas, are appropriating electronic instruments like computers and synthesizers to create their own music,” says Ronaldo Lemos, a professor at the respected Getulio Vargas Foundation.
“So this is a phenomenon that is going on not only in the tecnobrega scene but with many scenes around the world like Kuduro in Angola, Kwaito in South Africa, Bubblin’ in Suriname.”
Tecno Brega is now a multi-million dollar music industry. With their music selling well in the street markets and a huge hit in the sound system parties, the artists can also go on to organise their own shows and earn their own profits.”
And here’s the first part of a great little documentary, ‘Good Copy, Bad Copy’, on Tecno Brega.