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Afro-Brazil 2014: The Digital Roots Music of Kafundó Vol. 1

Afro Brazil 2014: Kafundó Records and Dutty Artz team up to release the first installment of their digital roots compilation Kafundó Vol. .


As we gear up for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil 2014, we’ll be taking moments to highlight some select Brazilian tracks that come across our desks. From capoeira music (an accompaniment to the sport) and maracatu to samba and the favela-bred baile funk, the influence of African cultures & sounds on the South American nation’s own arts is immeasurable. In our series Afro-Brazil 2014 we’ll be digging into a few of these ‘ritmos e batidas’ from Brazil.

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Just in time for all your World Cup viewing parties, Kafundó Records and Dutty Artz have linked up to present a thumping compilation of "digital roots music from Brazil" titled Kafundó Vol. 1Assembled under the careful curation of tropical bassheads Maga Bo and Wolfram Lange, Kafundó Vol. 1 features an eclectic roster of  artists, producers and DJs whose soundscapes reflect the cross cultural nature of contemporary Brazilian music.

As Dutty Artz explains "Cafundó means a far away and isolated place in Brazilian Portuguese." As the inaugural release from the newly minted Kafundó Records, this compilation seeks to explore and draw inspiration from alternative spaces within Afro-Brazilian music traditions in addition to those of the greater African diaspora. Standouts on the 16-track record include the catchy fusion of baile, brega and arrocha on Som Peba’s “Arrozx” and the spastic trap-influenced 808’s throughout 'Kizoombow' by Tropkillaz. Stream the compilation below and purchase on iTunes, Bandcamp and Juno. 

Kafundó Vol. 1 Tracklist

1. Combo X – "Bua Sound All Day"

2. Tropkillaz – "Kizoombow"

3. Omulu & DJ Comrade – "Bagulho Doido"

4. Lucio K – "Bahea!"

5. Mauro Telefunksoul & A.MA.$$A – "Apache Nagoh (Rasteira Mix)"

6. FurmigaDub & Atômico MC – "Forró do Ragga (ft. Alex Madureira)"

7.Mano Sujou- "Ba-Boom"

8. Zé Brown – "Eu Valorizo"

9. Sombra – "Chuva de gente estranha"

10 STANK – "Godê Pavão"

11 DJ Mangaio e Coletivo di Tambor – "Carimbó Remix"

12 BaianaSystem – "Oxe Como Era Doce (Maga Bo Remix)"

13 Som Peba – "Arrozx"

14 DaGanja – "Tá No Ar"

15. Russo Passapusso – "Matuto"

16. Neguedmundo – "Toca Aí (Buguinha Remix)"

Catch our previous Afro-Brazil 2014 installments: Pearl Negras' War Cry 'Guerreira', Gilles Peterson Collective Sonzeira’s ‘Brasil Bam Bam Bam,’ Stromae’s Belgian World Cup Anthem “Ta Fete,” “Sango’s ‘Da Rocinha 2′ Takes Baile Funk Into Hip-Hop Territory,” Karol Conka’s Rap Anthem ‘Boa Noite, Buraka Som Sistema x Adidas Samba Collection ‘Bota, and Tropicália: A Film by Marcelo Machado.

 

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