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In his final post for this series profiling the artists on Kafundó Vol. 1, the compilation of digital roots music put out by Kafundó Records and ourselves, Maga Bo tells us about the Salvador, Bahia based duo A.MA.SSA. Their collaboration with Mauro Telefunksoul, Apache Nagoh, can be found on the Kafundó Vol. 1 compilation. (more…)
Passinho, the new wave of Youtube fueled funk dancing from Rio, is making its way to New York City. I missed Na Batalha, the musical about the growth of the dance movement amongst Carioca youth, when it premiered in Rio this past June. Don’t make the same mistake as me, as dancers from the show will be in New York next week!! (more…)
Dance is an often overlooked, central part of many of the music scenes we are interested in at Dutty Artz. It has been important for us since the early days — when Matt Shadetek’s Brooklyn Anthem became dubbed Craziest Riddim and spread like fire amongst the Brooklyn-teen Dancehall scene. Today so many local dances and DJ scenes have such an intimate symbiotic relationship, so I’m gonna start a new column here to put some of the developments in musically-informed body movement back at the center of our attention: (more…)
As the world tunes into FIFA’s World Cup this week, Dutty Artz and Kafundó Records team up to bring you a Brazil that you might not see displayed on your TV screens.
Usually people put out a mix before their tour to promote upcoming shows… Well, I’m putting one out after — many excuses as to why — most importantly because I wanted to share a part of my set that got some interesting reactions from crowds this past month touring the U.S. (more…)
In this guest post, DA friend Jez Smadja shares with us thoughts & context on Passinho, a hypnotic new dance style that is contouring the complicated culture of the Rio’s baile funk scene, suggesting alternatives to the cartel-ization of funk, sidestepping standard dancefloor machismo, and (hopefully) challenging the gentrification of Rio, one of the most expensive and most touristed cities of Latin America. Enjoy!