Listen: It's A World Thing 60s/70s Brazilian Special

31 January 2014

The Brazilian embassy in New Delhi recently collaborated with Radio broadcaster Amrisha on Radio 79 for a Brazil special that looks at rare and classic cuts from 60s and 70s Brazil.

"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:



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