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Afro-Brazil 2014: Ubiquity Records Drops 'Brasil Do Brazil' Compilation

Ubiquity Records releases 'Brasil do Brazil' LP featuring a fiery track from Bosq, read more on our Afro-Brazil 2014 column.


As we've geared up for this summer’s World Cup, we've taken 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 dig into a few of these ‘ritmos e batidas’ from Brazil.

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Ubiquity Records is prepping the release of Brasil do Brazil, a compilation inspired by the sounds and beats coming out of the World Cup host country. The LP boasts everything from smooth samba to bumping batucada, calling on eclectic artists like Tita Lima, The Echocentrics, Shawn Lee, Ohmega Watts, The Soul Surfers and others to offer their own re-worked takes on Brazil’s diverse music.

DJ/producer Bosq gives his reinterpretation of a batucada, creating an Afro-Brazilian percussive explosion that he appropriately titled “Bosqutucada.” Channeling the Chilean street festivals that inspired him, the Whiskey Barons member chops up whistles, and stacks layer upon layer of live percussion producing pure rhythmic mayhem. Listen to "Bosqutucada" below and download Brasil do Brazil on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Catch our previous Afro-Brazil 2014 installments: The Digital Roots Music of Kafundó Vol. 1, 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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Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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