Over the last few days, we've been running a little featurette on Red & Black Music's 4 projects. 💛❤️💜💙
With February being Rio Carnival month, it's worth mentioning Brazilian music has always been close to our heart 💚and in recognition of this, 3 of our projects have Brazilian alter-egos!
Diáspora Brasil adds cool cuts from the tropics 🌴 to the Latino fire of Diáspora 🔥 specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil from Rio's Samba and laid back Bossa Nova to Bahia's Baião and Samba-Reggae, blending Brazilian influences with jazz, funk and Saudade.
Have a listen to our takes on "Mais Que Nada" and "Lambada" on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/redandblackmusic/sets/diaspora-brasil
Fiesta Latina adds Festa Brasileira to the mix - dubbed "The Instant Brazilian Beach Party" 🥥🏝 a Caipirinha of classic and popular Brazilian tunes... 🍹🎹
Rory Bossa Nova takes the jazz south of the border. Its sax, guitar and cajon-based lineup focus on jazz and we released "Em Balança" (www.rorymusic.co.uk/em-balanca) 🎷
We've recently put a couple of new tracks on SoundCloud, 2 beautiful songs "Nostalgia Da Bossa" & "E Nada Mais" originally written by Brazilian composer Durval Ferreira:
Oh, did we mention Diáspora Brasil has a new home? 🏠 You can check out our info, music and photos here:
#brasil #bossanova #saudade #balanca #samba #sambareggae #mpb #jazz #funk #festa #tropical
Music of Brazil
Diáspora Brasil is the alter-ego of Diáspora, a separate setup specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil; from Samba and Bossa Nova to MPB and Sertanejo, from Partido Alto to funk.
Diáspora Brasil adds cool cuts from the tropics to the Latino fire of Diáspora. ?
Specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil from Rio's Samba and laid back Bossa Nova to Bahia's Baião and Samba-Reggae, blending Brazilian influences with jazz, funk and saudade.
Check out our takes on "Mais Que Nada" and "Lambada" @ SoundCloud...#redandblackmusic
#samba #bossanova #brazilian #saudade #balança #worldrhythms #funk #mpb
Em Balança #bossanova #samba #jazz em vivo
Rory Bossa Nova #bossanova #samba #jazz @drummerharry @ Epsom Downs Racecourse
Rory Bossa Nova Trio #bossa #samba #jazz #brazilianvibes🇧🇷 #portugese #saudade www.rorymusic.co.uk/em-balanca o album @ Epsom Downs Racecourse
"Great having you Rory. Everybody loved your band and the party- I am still recovering....☺️Please send my thanks to Harry and Inês too - You all did a fantastic job!"
Seth, London (Greenwich), December, 2018
Hop on a plane and be transported to the tropical climes of South America, Fiesta Latina delivers cool cuts of Brazilian Bossa Nova ("New Wave"), Samba, MPB ("Música Popular Brasileira) & Funk.
Video by Tiger Music Entertainment
Festa Brasileira presents the best in Bossa Nova and Samba with fantastic live musicians, excellent cocktails and Brazilian vibes. Put on your dancing shoes and leave your saudades (blues) at home, it's time to party!
Festa Brasileira is a subset of Fiesta Latina, a separate setup specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil; from Samba and Bossa Nova to MPB and Sertanejo, from Partido Alto to funk.
Samba E Amor (Bebel Gilberto)
Video by Tiger Music Entertainment
"We LOVED having the band and we have had some amazing feedback from our delegates.
Please pass on my thanks to the band as they were fantastic. They brought a superb energy to the night and their performance was at an incredible standard. I particularly liked that they gave us a special Brazilian set list to stay true to the styles of Latin Music across Latin America. The band were well mannered and I really enjoyed chatting to them and getting to know them.
Overall we all thought the band were incredible and if there is a suitable event to work with them again I will be in touch."
Michael Hudson, Birmingham, Office Friendly, October, 2017
The whole band!!!!
#diaspora #brazilian #fantasy💃🏻 #latin #explosion
#united #latin #beat
#christmas 🎄#fiesta #lambada 🎉🎈
Today, Diáspora Brasil take a foray south of the border, and south west of the country as the 8-piece heads down to Devon for the annual Lambada Christmas knees up.
Tonight's do will feature guest vocalist Zenildo Filho Art (Zee Filho) from Brazil, Rea Qunta who will be starring in next week's A Celebration of Cuban Music at The Jazz Cafe on 27th December ft. Diáspora the full 12-piece band + Fiesta Latina, plus a whole host of samba dancers.
Balança no swing!
Tonight, Diáspora took us on a journey through the music of Brazil. From the samba-reggae of Caetano, to the funky MPB of Djavan, to the rich Bossa Nova of Jobim and many more...
We experienced the insatiably, sensual Brazilian Zee Filho, the radiance and finesse of Alexandra Soto, the tour-de-force of Cléa Thomasset, a Saudade underpinned by the incredible Balança (side-to-side swing) of Diáspora's rhythm section - Will, Will and Harry, and with Rory on sax, flute and clarinet...
We are delighted to be joined by very special guest vocalist and flautist Cléa Thomasset for tomorrow's A night in Brazil at The Jazz Cafe.
Elle se forme à la musique brésilienne à Paris et à Rio de Janeiro, auprès d'Eduardo Lopes, Felipe Abreu (chant populaire brésilien), de l'Escola Portátil de Música, de Lucas Ciavatta (O Passo).
En 2010 elle participe en tant que flûtiste et vocaliste au projet Nimbus Orchestra, sous la direction du flûtiste de jazz Magic Malik.
A Paris, elle participe à la création du Collectif Braséine puis cofonde avec le guitariste brésilien José Ferreira le projet poético-musical TRAVESSIAS, consacré aux grands compositeurs du Brésil d'aujourd'hui, tels que Guinga, Egberto Gismonti, Maurício Carrilho... Fin 2014, naît le projet Chora Cléa! navigant entre choro, samba et forró.
En 2015, elle s'établit à Londres et rejoint le Clube do Choro UK en tant que coordinatrice, aux côtés de Zé Kouyaté (Gaio de Lima).
Début 2016 elle une nouvelle collaboration avec le guitariste brésilien Vitor Celestino (établi à Stockholm), se produisant en Suède (Clube do Choro Sweden), à Paris (Festival de Choro), Londres (Hyde Park)...
Développant actuellement un projet de création personnel, entre poésie, jazz et musiques du monde, Cléa collabore également sur scène ou en studio avec de nombreux artistes tels qu'Aurélie et Verioca, Virginie Henry, l'Orchestre de Flûtes Français, Joyce Cândido, Choro with Tea, Karine Huet, Mario Bakuna...
Join us as we take a foray south of the border and into Brazil. A night in Brazil at The Jazz Cafe takes a trip through Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk, MPB and even a sprinkling of Sertanejo.
This Thursday, Diáspora is in Brazil! Join us for A night in Brazil at The Jazz Cafe as we take a foray through the best of Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk, MPB and even a dash of Sertanejo.
Diáspora Brazil play The Jazz Cafe on Thursday 15th September.
FB event: A night in Brazil
I’ve wanted to complete this for ages and I couldn’t find the right words to go about it.
Two years ago to this day, January 11th, some of us lost a very special friend, musician and colleague. This album is dedicated to the memory of Julian Mark Harris. Although I wish he were still here, I'm always thinking of him, but particularly on this day, inspired by him and his music, which live on in myself and I’m sure everyone whoever had the pleasure of hearing it.
Julian's previously unreleased guitar playing can be heard on tracks 4-6, and 8-9 of this album, alongside the percussion of Luigi De Gouveia. It also features Benjamin Gasiglia (guitar) and Riccardo Castellani (percussion). I know Julian would have loved to have heard the finished result because it includes many of the tunes we used to play together.
I dedicate this album to Julian Mark Harris with whom many of us shared wonderful memories and good times.
Em Balança: an album dedicated to the late Julian Harris (August 7, 1963 - January 11, 2016).
Rory Duffy - Alto & Tenor Saxophones, Flute, Vocals
Julian Harris - Guitar, Luigi De Gouveia - Cajon, Percussion (tracks 4-6, 8-9)
Benjamin Gasiglia - Guitar, Riccardo Castellani - Cajon, Percussion (tracks 1-3, 7 & 10)
Recorded at Map Studio Café, 46 Grafton Rd, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3DU
Edited at Casanova Music, Chorlton, Manchester
Produced, mixed and mastered by Gavin Beckwith
GB Sound, Basement, Battle House, 1 East Barnet Road, London, EN4 8RR
Rory Duffy, Claire Maillot & Jo Mantini
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