For those new to the band, Bxiga 70 take their name from a Central São Paulo area where they are based and Fela Kuti’s Afrika 70 band. According to the band website the area is one of the best in the city to eat out and listen to music. If their music is anything to go by I can well believe it.
The ten musicans that make up the band bring diverse influences and are individually involved in the city’s avantgarde pop, jazz, dub and Brazilian scenes. Their aptly named third album III is released on Glitterbeat (Sept 11th) who describe it as shape-shifting contemporary afro-funk, Moroccan cumbia, spiritual jazz, adapted afro-brazilian chants, Cuban blaxploitation, sounds from São Paulo’s Black Rio movement, Arabian dub, Malinké drumming, Angolan guitar music and traditional bamboo fife bands.
100% 13 (Album Track)
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Performing ‘Kriptonita’ Live (not on album)
Band Website: www.bixiga70.com.br