Tag: Afro Brazilian culture

The Soul of Black Brazil (2004)

 

I realized some people may be coming to this site from Discogs….I’m not so sure you’re interested in the new music and artists I’ve posted about lately, I figure you’re into Brazilian funk from the 1960’s and 1970’s…I love that stuff, don’t get me wrong. But I’m restless by nature and there’s so much good music to explore throughout the “Brazilian Diaspora” and Lusophone world, that I can’t just focus on that genre and time in this blog.

If you’re looking for specialists, check out DJ Greg Caz, DJ Questlove’s dedicated set (April 2020), Epic Vinyls from Brazil (they also did a special Afro Brazil Orixa mixtape series that is dope), Mayer Hawthorne’s Christmas Caipirinhas mix, and “The Soul of Black Brazil“, a podcast from Afropop Worldwide that first aired in 2004.

Camila Costa “Ponto das Caboclas” (Carrot Green Acid Edit)

A “ponto” is a ritual song within the Afro Brazilian religious traditions (like Umbanda and Candomblé). This song in particular is honoring several female indigenous entities or spirits associated with the forest and natural world. I’m not familiar with the original version, but definitely feeling this edit.