Boiler Room and Ballantine’s present: Stay True Brazil

Boiler Room and Ballantine’s united to record a series of episodes about the brazilian influence in electronic music and the brazilian musical culture: Stay True Brazil

In this episode Gilles Peterson meets legendary Brazilian musician Marcos Valle to discuss the UK selector’s long standing love affair with the local sounds.

The episode introduces us to Marcos as a Brazilian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer. He has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and dance music with Brazilian styles.

The site The Vinyl Factory sums up Marco’s roleand legend pretty well:

Throughout his astounding six decade career, infiltrating pop, bossa nova, samba, delicate psychedelia, jazz and funk, Marcos Valle has consistently shown a dogged determination to transcend the traditions and structures of bossa nova, whilst never veering away from the movement’s inherent, fundamental spirit. To some extent, his epithet ‘the original Rio beach boy’ is a handy one: it reflects the origin and character of his often sun-soaked sound, but expounding his importance in the lineage of Brazilian music, he is more discerningly known as ‘the renaissance man of Brazilian pop’. He is indeed one the very greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazil.” The Vinyl Factory

Written By:

Manuel Guimarães

Pedro

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