Tag: Mayer Hawthorne

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.

Mayer Hawthorne’s “Christmas Caipirinhas” Mixtape

I know it’s past Christmas already, but I had to share this mixtape. Those of you already educated on Brazilian music will recognize many of these classic samba funk and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) tracks. Those just getting started, enjoy! Track list below.

01 Doris e Miltinho – A Pedida É Samba
02 Djavan – Serrado
03 Cravo e Canela – Preco De Cada Um
04 Tenorio Jr – Nebulosa (Haircut Edit)
05 Tamba Trio – O Amor Que Acabou
06 Jorge Ben – O Telefone Tocou Novamente
07 Maria Bethânia – Último Desejo
08 Quarteto Em Cy – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
09 Jongo Trio – Feitinha Pro Poeta
10 Os Novos Crioulos – Mar Afunda
11 Emilio Santiago – Bananeira
12 Burnier e Cartier – Mirandolina
13 Orlandivo – Tamanco No Samba
14 MPB4 – Palhaços e Reis
15 João Donato – Amazonas
16 Marcos Valle – Mais do Que Valsa

(Download this mix free at Soundcloud)