Edition #227. Explorations in Música popular brasileira.
MPB is the description of a loose and varied collection of post-bossa nova musical styles that developed in Brazil through the 1960's, 70's and 80's that fused traditional Brasilian musical forms with a wide variety of international styles ranging across psychedelic rock, Latin, fusion, Jazz-funk, soul improv, boogie, Disco, new wave and samba.
Much of the genre was influenced by the short lived, highly political Tropicalia sound of the late 1960's, and the resulting MPB sound become hugely popular amongst student and intellectual circles across the continent.
The selections for todays episode draw on some favourite artists who have stayed with me for more than 20 years - Joyce, Os Mutantes, Joao Donato, Marcus Valle - blended with discoveries that i have made only recently - Arthur Verocai, Burnier & Cartier, Tutti Fruity, Titas - in order to craft something which could be an enjoyable listening experience for both unfamiliar Brazilian music fans, and those who may have a much deeper knowledge.
It is not, as i always try to point out, an expert view or a definitive collection. These are songs that i love, by artists who i have been lucky to stumble across or been introduced to by friends over many many years.
The show is a dedication to my friend Francisco from Santiago in Chile, who asked me when i was going to put up a Brazilian music special. That time is now, and here it is, for you all to hopefully enjoy.
Compartilhe e respeite, credite e celebre.
Love / Light / Melody
≈Ω HuussH Ω≈17:00 - 19:00