Brazil takeover! And as part of A Worldwide Thing we're gonna be delving into a Brazil special for the next five episodes that will look at Rare, Classic and Fresh new Brazilian productions. The series is a collaboration with the Brazilian embassy in India with support from labels Far Out and Mr.Bongo who are the originators in bringing Brazilian music to the world.
Episode one is a journey from the North to the South of Brazil where we'll be starting in Bahia by exploring the sounds of the game Capoeira and religion Candomble; then heading to the tropical coast and slowly moving our way to the dry arid hinterland of the Sertao which is home to Brazil's cowboys. From there we move to Rio! Big beats of the Batucada Samba drumming, football chants at the Maracana and sun-kissed Bossa beach vibes in Ipanema. Concluding the journey in the urban jungle of Sao Paulo with more somber and fresher sounding productions.