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Album Review

This release from Brazilian pop star Chico César follows the world stream. Bringing several different Brazilian rhythms mixed with contemporary languages such as rap, it may not be evident that northeastern embolada was already a Brazilian discursive/rhythmic expression 100 years before rap. On the other hand, it's an interesting release and fits the bill accordingly, a fully danceable record with interesting melodies over contemporary rhythms such as reggae and ska, competently performed by an excellent band with a focus on the instigating rhythmic treatment, always based in Brazilian grooves. The album brings Cesar's hits "Mama África" and "À Primeira Vista." All songs are by Chico César. This release was awarded with the Prêmio Sharp and by APCA.


Born: January 26, 1964 in Catolé Do Rocha, Paraiba, Brazil

Genre: MPB

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Chico César is a new composer/interpreter revealed in 1995. His compositions are a mix of social criticism and humor, with strong musical influences of the folklore of the northeast, having been recorded by artists like Elba Ramalho, Daniela Mercury, Zizi Possi, Emílio Santiago, and the Argentinean Pedro Aznar. Maria Bethânia chose his song "A Força que Nunca Seca" as the title track of one of her CDs. César has recorded four CDs so far and has been touring internationally since 1995. He began...
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