Bixiga 70 – Ocupai (2013)

FrontCover1One of today´s hippest gigs around town in São Paulo is the instrumental ten piece funk band Bixiga 70. With their genre-spanning mix of afro- beat, Guinean malinké, Brazilian candomblé, samba and cumbia, Bixiga 70 are a welcome addition to any party. Considered the spearhead of growing brazilian afro scene, the band shared the stage with major names like Jungle By Night, Woima Collective, Tony Allen, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Ebo Taylor and Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. On their live – shows this band exposes high-octane break beats, tight afrobeat guitars, rolling congas, and an enormous horn section blasting at full-force throughout. No wonder that Bixiga 70 rose to become Brazil’s top name in retro-funky goodness.

BixigaLive»Bixiga 70 trades the seething midtempo of Afrobeat for the frantic momentum of Carnaval songs, and at times it tosses some salsa into the rhythm section.« (New York Times)

»their grooves are killer, and the arrangements are super-hip, combining brainy harmonies with cathartic energy« (MTV)

»bixiga what happens when you combine african beats, jazz and brazilian swing in a city as hectic as são paulo, where they’re from. (The Guardian)

Inlet01APersonnel:
Douglas Antunes (trombone)
Gustavo Cék (percussion)
Décio 7 (drums)
Marcelo Dworecki (bass)
Cuca Ferreira (saxophone/flute)
Mauricio Fleury (keyboards, guitar)
Daniel Gralha (trumpet)
Rômulo Nardes (percussion)
Daniel Nogueira (saxophone)
Cris Scabello (guitar)

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Tracklist:
01. Deixa A Gira Gira (Traditional) 6.15
02. Ocupai 3.25
03. Kalimba 4.22
04. 5 Esquinas 4.29
05. Kriptonita 5.32
06. Tigre 5.11
07. Tangará
08. Retirantes 5.29
09. Isa 3.09

All songs written by (except as indicated) Douglas Antunes – Gustavo Cék – Décio – Marcelo Dworecki – Cuca Ferreira – Mauricio Fleury – Daniel Gralha – Rômulo Nardes – Daniel Nogueira – Cris Scabello

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