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Oi! Brazil

1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 16 June 2014

Annie Mac looks at a meeting of the best of Brazilian sounds coming together with the best of the UK Underground.

UK artists Mikill Pane, Happa, Afrikan Boy and duo Jus Now collaborate online with four Brazilian acts: IFA Afrobeat, Soraia Drummond, OQuadro and A.MA.SSA to create four new tracks which bring together the most exciting underground sounds coming out of Brazil and the UK.

The eyes of the world are on Brazil this Summer, with the soundtrack of tropicalia, bossa nova, samba and worldwide pop sensations.

But what is the sound of the Brazilian musical underground? And what does this soundtrack tell us about life for the nation's young people?

This is an explosive moment for Brazil, not just socially, but musically too, with emerging bass, hip hop and experimental folk scenes.

Oi! Brazil introduces us to some of the real, raw sounds of current music being made in Brazil.

The rules are remade as fresh sounds are created, seeing traditional genres fused with bass culture, afrobeats, electronica and more.

This new breed of sound lends itself to a consciousness that explores both Brazilian and global citizenship - all whilst having an amazing party!

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for Olodum

    Olodum Samba Reggae

  • Image for Kid Ink

    Kid Ink and Chris Brown Show Me

  • Image for Happa

    Happa Beat of the Drum

    Beat of the Drum, Church, 1

  • Image for Fela Kuti

    Fela Kuti Water Get No Enemy

    Editions Makossa

  • Image for OQuadro

    OQuadro Musica Das Musicas

  • Image for The Streets

    The Streets Blinded By The Lights

    Locked On/679

  • Image for Braunation

    Braunation Os Tambores Do Meu Povo


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