Jose Neto and the Netoband

Jose Neto–very great Brazilian guitarist, has played with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and Steve Winwood. Great video of the “Netoband” at Ronnie Scott’s. Kind of in-line with the Arthur Verocai and Joni Mitchell stuff I like. I tend to like his acoustic stuff more than the electric…

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  1. Hello!
    I stumbled across your blog when I was looking for Brazilian music related websites. I was wondering if you would be interested in checking out a new Brazilian fusion band from Brooklyn, Nation Beat.

    Here is a link for three free tracks from our brand new album. We hope you enjoy!

    http://www.nationbeat.com/freetracks/

    -NB

    Here is a bit of writing from the press release:

    “…Nation Beat specializes in Brazilian (maracatu) and New Orleans second-line funk… the obvious affection for their sources and sheer moxie they bring make Nation Beat’s sound near addictive.” — Time Out Chicago

    Which nation, and which beat? What makes this group special is that it offers no simple answers. They are rhythm gatherers, harvesting the fruit of 500 years of cultural crossbreeding, which is why the sounds of the northeast of Brazil and the southern United States blend together so seamlessly; NPR’s All Things Considered music writer Banning Eyre calls them “the most original and alluring fusion group I have heard in years.”

    At the heart of Nation Beat’s new album, Legends of the Preacher, lies a totally original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Appalachian-inspired bluegrass music, funk, rock, and country-blues. Conjuring the spirit of powerful and liberated carnival queens, rising Brazilian star Liliana Araujo fronts the ensemble with her soaring powerhouse vocals. A recent finalist on Brazil’s “American Idol” spin-off program FAMA, Araujo evokes the righteous soul singers of America’s gold age of soul.

    Bandleader Scott Kettner describes maracatu as “a really high-energy, percussive, Afro-Brazilian dance rhythm that gets all up in your bones and makes you shake. Imagine the sound of thunder when you see a big storm coming across the ocean — that’s what it sounds like when a maracatu group is parading toward you in Brazil.” Nation Beat brings the audacious energy of this musical storm to both their recorded work and especially their electric live performances. As a result, their explosive live show has attracted music fans from a wide demographic: bluegrass and country music fans, Brazilian music lovers, outdoor festival-goers, and pretty much anyone who loves to dance.

    Please give us a listen and let us know what you think!

    Tu-maraca! NATION BEAT

  2. hmm.. thank you very much. usefull information

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