From Vagarosa (Six Degrees, 2009)
I’m not quite sure what it is about Brazilian music that makes the sun shine and evokes a sense of summertime. Maybe you’ve heard of CÃ©u, maybe you haven’t â€“ but maybe you should. This chanteuse, who has previously been nominated for a Grammy in 2007, has some serious vibes going on with â€œVagarosa,â€ out this Tuesday. â€œBubuiaâ€ lightly sways with its jaunty percussion. Meanwhile, the rest of the album features a nice blend of acoustic instrumentation but also blends in some underscored turntable effects to create a modern sound yet still keep its roots deeply planted. She wrote or co-wrote much of the album which was produced by Beto Villares.
You’ve read about the Brazilian old school, and now, along with Curumin, you can hear some of the new school, too.