In Bala Desejo’s SIM SIM SIM I hear a lack of self-awareness and embarrassing naiveté that only the wellborn can afford to experience.
Marisa Monte’s first album in ten years is almost escapist in how its positivity and romance distance from Brazil’s current situation.
Evinha's Cartão Postal -- curated, produced, and performed in a way that entertains and thrills -- captures the best of Brazil's mainstream miscellany genres of the 1960s and 1970s.
On Céu's APKÁ!, blissful interpretations of late-night dance music styles and high-heat MPB make for a multidimensional album of soulful energy, replete with her effortless sophistication.
Now in his 70s, Brazilian drummer Ivan "Mamão" Conti still has the chops for sonic mayhem, both as percussionist and as more broadly experimental in his compositions.