After Ocupai (2013), Bixiga 70’s second album, the Brazilian fanfare landed with III (2015), a record that cruises between Africa and South America. The dozen hardened musicians from the Bixiga area in Sao Paulo have spent 7 years perfecting a unique and irresistible fusion of afrobeat, funk and traditional Latino music. Bixiga 70 stands out from the many groups in Brazil excelling in blending genres with their powerful afrobeat polyrhythms straight from Nigeria’s Yoruba drums (the 70 in the name is a reference to Fela Kuti: Africa 70). The electric gang has a heavy brass and percussion flavour (four brass musicians and three percussionists) and joyfully blends its tropical funk with the most popular Latino rhythms: carimbo, candomblé, samba, salsa and cumbia. A Brazilian cocktail seasoned with electro sounds and a heady dash of ska.
Cuca Ferreira (bs), Douglas Antunes (tb), Daniel Nogueira (ts), Daniel Gralha (tp), Marcelo Dworecki (b), Mauricio Fleury (k / g), Cris Scabello (g), Décio 7 (dms), Rômulo Nardes, Gustávo Cék (per)