Saturday, October 1, 2016

BRASIL: Andrea Marquee- Zumbi (Stern's Brasil 2016)


This debut disk from Andrea Marquee is a kinetic mix of funk, club sounds, sampling, psychedelica and electronica, all with some very excellent singing and songwriting. Marquee wrote many of the tracks on Zumbi, which includes a number of classics from legends Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben. There are guest appearances by Otto, one of the leading voices of the new generation of Brazilians who are melding traditional Brazilian rhythms and instruments with the experimentation of electronica. Rica Amabis produced many of the tracks and plays "beats" as well. Marcos Suzano, Brazil's premier pandeiro player also shows up. -Michael Cowan -- From Rhythm Magazine