Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Beat features 11 tracks that cover the spectrum of MPB, or Brazilian popular music, in its current forms. Of course, bossa nova and samba are here, virtually part of the nation's musical DNA by now. Some of it's not even Brazilian - BungaLove, for example, are Italian, but play perfectly convincing Brazilian music, while singer Monica da Silva was born in the . yet manages a laid-back, suave groove on "Ai Então.
On Brazilian Beat, Putumayo goes indie with a new album that uncovers the roots-influenced contemporary Brazilian music scene. Glittering breakbeats are at home with bouncing berimbaus while rolling Afro-Brazilian rhythms, retro samba soul and velvety bossa nova vocals mesh and groove organically. This is the unstoppable Brazilian Beat. Selected from tens of thousands of songs collected by the pioneering label created to introduce new global music to broad audiences, Brazilian Beat chronicles the vibrant indie scene in Brazil and around the world
In 2011, Putumayo World Music attempted to reach the blog-generation with the launch of their Beat series. The NYC-based label previously released (on CD and, for the first time, digitally) the Latin Beat and African Beat compilations, which focused on globally inspired indie- and electro-tinged music. So, it makes perfect sense that Putumayo would farm the culturally fertile grounds of Brazil for Brazilian Beat, their third in this series.
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Brazilian Beat, the newest album coming off the Putumayo press on January 31, is a shining example of an anthology that appeals to both those just beginning to listen to Brazilian music and those of us who have been fans for much longer. Brazilian Beat is relevant and fresh, featuring tracks from albums released as recently as 2011. The Putumayo collection favours blends of nu bossa, samba soul, and samba funk, but also nods to an indie genre that is becoming increasingly popular.
On Brazilian Beat (2012), Putumayo goes indie with a new album that uncovers the roots-influenced contemporary Brazilian music scene. 10. A Conta do Samba. Various Artists, Putumayo presents: Brazilian Beat, 2012.
Mas Que Nada
Brazilian Groove Band
Aleh / Gerson Conceição / William Magalhaes
Banda Black Rio
Samba de Verã
Marcos Valle / Paulo Sérgio Valle
A Coisa Mais Linda Do Mundo
Chad Alger / Mônica da Silva
Mônica da Silva
Samba Na Mão, Eu Tenho
Anel de Saturno
A Conta de Samba
Cyro Bittencourt / Tita Lima / Alex Pinheiro
Aleh - Composer, Featured Artist Chad Alger - Composer Banda Black Rio - Primary Artist Jorge Ben - Composer Cyro Bittencourt - Composer Brazilian Groove Band - Primary Artist Chico Buarque - Composer Bungalove - Primary Artist Alvinho Cabral - Composer Gerson Conceição - Composer Nathan Crandall - Design Joan Cummings - Project Coordinator Mônica da Silva - Composer, Primary Artist Jacob Edgar - A&R, Liner Notes, Project Coordinator Marcello Ferreira - Composer Fino Coletivo - Primary Artist Sarah Freed - Project Coordinator Lane Gibson - Mastering Nicola Heindl - Cover Art, Illustrations Lisa Lee - Design Tita Lima - Composer, Primary Artist William Magalhaes - Composer Marcello - Primary Artist John McQueeny - Project Coordinator Alex Pinheiro - Composer Karla Sabah - Primary Artist Cody Searles - Project Coordinator Dan Storper - Executive Producer, Song Selection Tamy - Composer, Primary Artist Tamy - Primary Artist Akari Uchiyama - Project Coordinator Marcos Valle - Composer, Primary Artist Paulo Sérgio Valle - Composer Dan Wiesenfeld - Composer Burton Young - Project Coordinator
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