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Audio/Video: Maga Bo 'Piloto de Fuga' + 'No Balanço da Canoa'

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Global bass producer/DJ Maga Bo consistently twists-up some choice baile funk sounds. In anticipation of his upcoming Quilombo Do Futuro full-length, he recently dropped two Afro-Brazilian gems — first is a Rio de Janeiro-shot car chase video for "Piloto de Fuga" ("Getaway Driver") featuring refrains from Funkero and BNegão. Second is a free download of the meditative jam  "No Balanço da Canoa" alongside Rosângela Macedo and Marcelo Yuka. Lookout for Maga Bo's Quilombo LP out May 22 via Post World Industries. Video directed by Fernando Salis.

(H/T XLR8R)

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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