Listen: It's A World Thing 60s/70s Brazilian Special
31 January 2014
"A lack of exposure to these beautiful sounds. That was the idea behind the show; rich melodic structures and instrumentations that simply loose you in the most beautiful way." - Amrisha
Music is like God in Brazil, a country that lives and breathes the sounds from local street vendors to football legends. And with the arrival of 2014 and eyes on Brazil's World Cup, the timing is perfect.
The show looks at the varied musical styles from Afro Samba to Psychedelic Bossa Nova, which include lesser-known gems to sounds from icons such as Gilberto Gil and Tom Ze. Amrisha goes into the origins of the musical genres, artists and their social and cultural impact on Brazil during this era. She also partnered with London-based labels, Mr Bongo and Far Out Recordings, who are spurring Brazilian music in the West.
You can listen to the special below: