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Live Preview | Zeca Pagodinho, London Apollo, November 29

Posted on November 9th, 2016 in Live, Recent posts by .

Zeca Pagodinho

Samba superstar Zeca Pagodinho heads to the capital this month

Zeca Pagodinho is one of Brazil’s biggest-selling sambistas and figureheads of the original 1980s samba-pagode movement, alongside other icons such as Jovelina Pérola Negra, Pedrinho da Flor, Elaine Machado, and Mauro Diniz. Pagodinho’s joyful carioca style has earned him millions of fans across his homeland, with four Latin Grammys to his name. 

On November 29, the charismatic singer will head to London’s Apollo for a special one-off performance. Click here for tickets.

Here’s a musical introduction to Rio’s revered sambista.

UK & European dates:

November 19, Sartory Säle, Cologne
November 24, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon
November 29, Apollo, London
December 2, The Box, Amsterdam

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Now listen to this… Kefaya, Aziza Brahim and Fumaça Preta

Posted on February 12th, 2016 in Features, Recent posts by .

Songlines Playlist

Here at Songlines Towers we’re always on the lookout for the most exciting music from around the world.
Check out our playlist of tracks that we’ve been listening to.

Kefaya – ‘Indignados’
The London-based collective Kefaya (‘Enough’ in Arabic) who were a recent hit at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. Looking forward to their debut album, Radio International, due for release this summer.

Aziza Brahim – ‘Calles de Dajla’

Saharawi singer Aziza Brahim releases her third album Abbar el Hamada next month – her first since 2014′s Soutak. ‘Calles de Dajla’ was announced on Glitterbeat Records’ official SoundCloud profile – a beautiful taster of what’s to come.

Fumaça Preta – ‘Fumaça Preta’

The track from their eponymous debut in 2014. The thrilling psychedelic rock band return with their new album Impuros Fanáticos in March.

Zeca Pagodinho – ‘Deixa a Vida Me Levar’

A delightful samba oldie about the appreciation of life, ‘Deixa a Vida Me Levar’ (Let Life Take Me) is the title-track on Brazilian musician Zeca Pagodinho’s 2002 album.

Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Buffalo Soldier’

Last Saturday would have been reggae legend Bob Marley’s 71st birthday. The anniversary sparked celebrations in his home country of Jamaica, who have hosted special concerts and charity events in his honour.

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