Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Maga Bo Returns!

Friday, June 14th, 2013


About 2 years ago I was going on about how deadly Maga Bo is. Finally managed to sort out a gig for him on his upcoming European tour to promote his rather awesome ‘Quilombo de Futuro‘ album. He’s done up a tasty mix of his tunes to promote the tour, you can check it below on Soundlcloud. I recommend downloading it for vehicular cruises.

He’s going to be joined by percussion players from Ajo Arkestra, with support from Limerick’s Peter Curtin, as well as Saudade selectahs Edzillion and myself. Gonna be a big one!

Maga Bo – Quilombo do Futuro – OUT NOW!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Been looking forward to this one from Maga Bo a while, and it just dropped yesterday. Some serious live instrumentation meets up with a heap of Brazilian MCs and singers and they bring the fire: soca, baile funk, samba, capoeira fusing with contemporary bass culture styles. Go here for the official press release, and/or check the tunes below to get an idea of what it all sounds like…

You want buy? CD is currently on sale in Brazil, but come June will be available worldwide. Big up everyone who contributed on the Kickstarter, your goodies should be in the post now.



Maga Bo – Quilombo do Futuro

Friday, January 6th, 2012

I mentioned Maga Bo’s upcoming album a few months ago, and it’s finished. The man’s been working on it the last three years, self-financed, and has set up a Kickstarter page to help finalise the project: mastering, duplication, distro and artwork all cost money. There’s loads more info on the page and short video displaying some World Music 2.0 sensibilities at work. To get a flavour of the sounds, check this most recent Outras Terras mixtape, mighty craic so it is.

Check the name of the album as well, quilombo referencing autonomous zones set up by runaway slaves in Brazil in the 1600s, people wanting to escape a system that punishes them and LIVE FREE LIVES. Relevant today, much? Anyways, head over here and make a donation, even a fiver goes a long way: 23 days left, 43% funded, let’s go!

Top photo by Fred Pacifico