Sound Obsession

Fusion Sound of Brazil

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120 minsFirst aired 9 Jul 2016
Artwork by Nick Taylor

Kirk takes your musical heroes and puts their discography to the acid test. Here’s two hours dedicated to the fusion sound of Brazil.

In this episode of Sound Obsession, selector extraordinaire Kirk Degiorgio has cherry-picked two hours of hefty fine Brazilian fusion vibes. Not an easy task at all, given that the Brazilian music scene has had a major say in the process of merging bebop, funk and rock into one exciting new genre. Akin to what Brazilian musicians like Tom Ze or Os Mutantes did to bossa nova and psychedelia, the fusion sound of Brazil got its cues from American funk and jazz rock, while new masters like Eumir Deodato, Hermeto Pascoal and the notorious Marcos Valle, psych funksters Azymuth, and samba rejuvenator Sergio Mendes mixed it with unmistakable traces of samba, bossa and the emerging Tropicalia sounds to create a whole new sonic spectrum.

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