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Exclusive! Mr Mambo Jazz playlist for BristoLatino

Mr. Mambo Jazz, Brazilian DJ and musical researcher with a focus on Latin, Caribbean and African rhythms, made us a playlist and explained the background behind each song – Listen on our mix cloud now!     La Niña Emilia – La Penca -La Pelea es Peleando (1985) This was one of the great songs I […]

Exclusive! Brazilian Wax playlist for BristoLatino

Joe Osborne and Henry Weekes of Brazilian Wax, a radio show and Leeds-based club night, take us on a whistle-stop tour of the fascinating historical and political context of the Brazilian playlist they made for BristoLatino – listen on mix cloud now!   Luxo Só – João Gilberto – Chega De Saudade (1959) – JOE […]

DJ Cigarra: Leading the way for a female-fuelled future

Hailing from Brazil’s hectic yet culturally vibrant megalopolis, São Paulo, Ágatha Barbosa a.k.a Cigarra is a strikingly accomplished individual; a DJ, VJ, producer and events organiser who now resides in Lisbon, a city with a burgeoning musical scene. BristoLatino’s Isaac Norris speaks to the musician about São Paulo’s underground movement, her Tropical Twista Records label, […]

Linn da Quebrada celebrates Brazil’s queer community

Linn da Quebrada is a black trans singer and rapper from the favelas of São Paulo making a rare kind of political dance music in which fundamental messages are not sacrificed for catchy hooks. Quebrada describes herself as a ‘gender terrorist’ who condemns the machista values of her culture, whilst creating a space for the […]

Gam̈a͇ puts a microscope to the sounds of Brazil

Gam̈a͇ is an artist and musician who melds the sounds of Brazil’s cities and natural landscapes to create unique electronic albums. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Gama is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist from a metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro. The artist’s androgynous name avoids definition and allows them to play with gender, “although this wasn’t […]

Nickodemus releases new album feat. Femina and Carol C.

Nickodemus, the veteran DJ and producer hailing from NYC, releases eclectic new album ‘A Long Engagement’. We catch up with the artist to discuss the album and two special tracks featuring Argentine trio Femina and Dominicana Carol C. Rebecca Wilson reports.   Nickodemus (pronounced neeka-deemus) is well-known for his many remixes for artists including Bob […]

Sonic adventures to Malphino

Malphino take you on a tropical adventure from this 4th May… Malphino are an ‘outer-national’, mystical band who offer a uniquely Asian-influenced hypnotic cumbia. Based in London, the collective is made up of diaspora musicians and visual artists. Their debut album, ‘Visit Malphino’ will be released this 4th May and will take us on a […]

Lizbeth Román’s ‘Bolero Saltarín’

El bolero saltarín (the Jumping Bolero) is the new single from Lizbeth Román and the Duendes Invisibles. The track features on the first album, La otra ruta live at New York, which was recorded over a series of concerts in NY in 2016 and restored and mastered by Néstor Salomón. BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wilson, caught […]

Bristol’s own Bomba de Tiempo

On Monday 22nd January, Improvised Groove will launch in Bristol with a free music workshop, exploring the Ritmo y Percusión con Señas (Rhythm and Percussion with signs) technique developed by Buenos Aires group La Bomba de Tiempo. Every Monday in Buenos Aires, 1,000-2,000 people gather in former-factory space Konex to witness percussion group La Bomba […]