Music

The event brings to London a little of what happens, routinely, in various regions of Brazil Sitting in a bar, having a meal with the Brazilian seasoning and listening to good music has always been a passion of Brazilians, especially on Sundays. The band Samba do Chapéu soon realized the lack of this type of event in the city of London, and, in partnership with Chef Jo Nonato, decided to create something alike. And as Feijoada Completa is a popular dish from north to south of the country, it was eventually chosen to be the flagship of the…

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Brazilian celebration and tradition S.O.S Salve o Samba is a multicultural project bringing to London a distinctive experience on the Brazilian cultural heritage of the samba. Since 2018, this award-winning group has been promoting a successful monthly ‘Roda de Samba’ at the Maxilla Social Club. The group has also performed as supporting act for Arlindinho and Zeca Pagodinho. Traditionally, Brazilians celebrate the life of the children around this time of the year. In September, festivities dedicated to the Saints Cosmas and Damian take place all over the country, including rituals such as distributing bags with typical sweets to youngsters.…

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The 1980s was a defining decade for Brazilian Rock, when bands like Barão Vermelho, Legião Urbana, and Titãs recorded some timeless classics In the last edition of BBMAG, we traced the history of Brazilian music in an attempt to identify the more recent musical trends, such as the emergence of MPF Fofa, and what this means for the industry as a whole. This time around, however, we take a trip down memory lane with a look back at the 1980s and some of the catchy, unforgettable hits that rocked a generation. The 1980s was a productive decade for the music…

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A project aimed to show the diversity of Brazilian music in the London scene Samba do Chapéu, with the project Samba e Movimento, embarks on a journey through the most diverse genres of Brazilian music playing a selection of biggest hits. The band has put together an extensive music selection, ranging from sambas enredo, samba rock and bossa nova to forró, baião, frevo and marchinhas, so the audience can hear a little of everything, enjoying Brazil in a journey from north to south of the country. With also a Brazilian DJ, the atmosphere becomes even better. The event takes place…

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Saturday 7th September is the Brazilian Independence Day both in Brazil and here, at The Jazz Cafe We’re excited to once again celebrate Brazilian Independence Day in Camden with a standout São Paulo-based group who embody the Afro-Brazilian cultural double-bond. Metá Metá, whose breakout album featured the divine drumming of Tony Allen, mix the spiritual and rhythmic foundations of this bond with influences ranging from Afrobeat to Afrosambas and punk rock to be-bop. The trio create chaotic, life-affirming music that explodes with the rage of The Stooges and Sonic Youth, the spirituality of John Coltrane and Sun Ra and the wild,…

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An all-day event combining live music with samba tunes, typical Brazilian food, free dance classes and much more As Londoners are warming up for the Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August the project “S.O.S. Salve O Samba” has prepared a special event for the next “Roda de Samba” on 18 August 2019 at the Maxilla Social Club in Notting Hill. A set list tailored with a collection of songs will enhance the Brazilian carnival spirit, alongside tunes from classical and modern artists, such as Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Candeia and Nelson Cavaquinho. The ‘Roda de…

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ROBERTO CARLOS Roberto Carlos, or the “King” as he is affectionately known throughout Brazil, will perform in London in May. He’s unquestionably one of Brazil’s most famous international stars, and his show in the UK is part of the Amor Sin Límite tour, which will also visit Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. His albums have sold more than 120 million copies and smashed record sales—in 1994 he sold 70 million records—in Spanish, English, Italian and French. Roberto has one of the largest fan clubs in the world. The show’s playlist promises to have romantics emotionally charged and swaying with…

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Armandinho, Brazil’s biggest reggae star, is coming to London on Friday 2 August 2019 Brazil’s biggest reggae star joins us for his UK debut this summer Armandinho has become known the world round thanks to hits like ‘Lua Cheia’ and ‘Semente’. For his first ever show in London he will be performing a very special stripped back show, with him and his guitar front and centre. To buy the show tickets, all you have to do is access The Jazz Cafe website. When: Friday, 2 August 2019 Where: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7PG

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Brazilian psychedelic band Boogarins is coming back to London on Wednesday 17th July Boogarins bring their psychedelic blues-based guitar lines and dazzling supernova synths bumping rhythms back to the capital for their biggest show to date after selling out Corsica Studios last year. Opening the show will be Clémentine March; musically trained in Brazil, she writes songs and instrumentals that cross language and genre borders, mashing raw rock sounds, pastoral pop compositions and Brazilian influences. To buy the show tickets, just go to The Jazz Cafe website. When: Monday 8th July Where: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway,Camden, London, NW1 7PG

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Mart’nália is coming to The Jazz Cafe stage this summer, on Friday 28th June Daughter of iconic Brazilian samba and MPB singer Martinho da Vila, Mart’nália has forged her own musical path over the last 30 years, which culimated in a prestigious Latin Grammy award for her 2017 album Misturado. A lesser artist may have remained in her father’s shadow, but Mart’nália has become a global star in her own right, working with legends like Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethânia in the process. We can’t wait to welcome this icon of Brazilian samba and percussion to The Jazz Cafe stage this summer as…

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A young and talented brazilian musician, Guido Sant’Anna, is coming to London on June 18th The Brazilian musician Guido began playing the violin aged five with the help of his family. He performed with an orchestra as soloist for the first time at the age of seven, and since then has performed numerous times as a soloist, most of them with the Filarmonica Bachiana Orchestra, under the direction of João Carlos Martins. He has also performed with Maestro Julio Medaglia, Erika Hindrikson, and Edson Beltrami. He is currently a student of Elisa Fukuda, sponsored by the Cultura Artística Institute. Since being invited…

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Marking almost five decades of musical success in Brazil, one of the country’s most famous albums comes to Europe Forty-seven years after the original release of the double album Clube da Esquina, Milton Nascimento’s musical masterful collaboration with Lô Borges, lands on European sands to celebrate one of MPB’s most ambitious projects. “The tour marks a special moment for Brazilians living in Europe,” according to Backstage Production director Cristiane Guimarães. “The album is one of the classics from the 70s. The lyrics and melodies translate the history of Brazil through music”, she added. Milton’s tour, under the same name as…

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One of the greatest MC’s of recent times in South America, Flora Matos is coming to London on 21st June Flora Matos is the Brazilian lyrical master whose tectonic rhymes and piercing flow has seen her become one of South America’s best MCs. She’s one of the most original artists to come up in the country in recent times, going way beyond niche styles, and she captivates with her live performances thanks to her wide-ranging, multifaceted persona. Following singles Preta de Quebrada and Bora dançar and her album Eletrocardiograma, The Jazz Cafe was eager to bring Brazil’s best MC to their…

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Marcelo D2 is back with a bang at The Jazz Cafe on Monday 8th July Since his early mixing of punk rock with rap and samba with MPB, Marcelo has been revolutionising the Brazilian hip-hop scene in his own unique way. After becoming a breakout star thanks to 2004’s À Procura Da Batida Perfeita (released in the UK as Looking For The Perfect Beat) and its follow-up Meu Samba É Assim in 2006, Marcelo is back to show international audiences that he never really went away. Nada Pode Me Parar marked his first full-length of original songs since 2008’s A Arte do Barulho and sees the rapper at the top…

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London is on the verge of becoming a “Brazilian Kingdom” with Roberto Carlos set to play Wembley Arena “The King”, as he is known in Brazil, started his career 60 years ago. Roberto Carlos is critically acclaimed and considered to be one of the most talented singer-songwriters that Latin America has ever produced. Roberto announced his European tour in Rio de Janeiro last December, news that was well-received internationally. Ever since, fans have scrambled to secure tickets for his show – Amor Sín Limite – which promises to be a performance replete with new material (both in Portuguese and Spanish),…

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