Track 34: Cira Regina e Nana by Lucas Santtana

Jazz Wednesdays

This may not be a traditional jazz track along the lines of Charlie Parker and Nina Simone, however, after having the opportunity to see a Brazilian jazz trio perform in Hong Kong a few weeks ago I’ve been reviving a lot of the  Brazilian samba, bossa nova and tropicalia in my music library.  Lucas Santtana of Bahia has been leading a contemporary resurgence of Brazilian Tropicalia for years now.  Having been discovered in the mid-90s by legend Gilberto Gil, Santtana came to prominence quite rapidly.  He incorporates Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Motown funk, Brazilian metal (à la Sepultura), and European electronica into his predominantly acoustic tracks.

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