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Notes from the home of the hitchhiker


Zeca Pagodinho - Deixa A Vida Me Levar

Another great artist from Brazil, Zeca Pagodinho. We were listening to his tunes a lot in Pancho's house in Ushuaia.

Tango Fusion Club - Bandoneon Acorazad

Up for tango?

Vanessa da Mata - Não Me Deixe Só

I heard this tune in the house of Isa in Montevideo, she had it on her computer. Vanessa represents Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) and while I'm not a big fun of pop, I really enjoy this piece. Is it the language?

Massimiliano Blues

Two pieces by Massimiliano Blues live at Coletivo Munaya. The quality is unfortunately not the best, I recorded these tracks with my phone. During this concert the project was represented by Alex Vaz - guitar and vocals, Gabriela Lamas - vocals, Igo Santos - drums and Maurilio Almeida - bass. Oh Pelotas...

Kingston Wall - Nepal

I heard this Finnish band for the first time in Pelotas thanks to Lúcia and Anderson from Coletivo Munaya. The tune below comes from their first album called simply 1 which was published in 1992. A year after recording the third, goodbye album the singer Petri Walli commited suicide by jumping out from a church tower.

Pedra Branca - Feijoada polifônica

Another stuff I found out thanks to Natascya from Boa Vista. Pedra Branca is a modern world music group from São Paulo.

Bezerra da Silva - O malandro era forte

Heard on the radio of one of the drivers in central Brazil.

Os Mutantes - Caminhante Noturno

I thought I knew a lot about psychedelic rock, but there's always something new to discover! Os Mutantes is a fantastic Brazilian group that was involved in the Tropicalia movement. The track below is from their second album Mutantes which was recorded in 1969. The year says it all!!! I heard it for the first time in Boa Vista while having a few beers with Natascya and Priscilla. Obrigado meninas.

Huracan de fuego la encubridora

Caribbean rythms from Venezuela. The band is called Huracán de Fuego, which means the hurricane of fire and it's really hot music.

Trinidad All Stars - Curry Tabanca

Excellent example of steelpan music from Trinidad and Tobago.

Fela Kuti - Zombie

I was listening to this tune when painting the boat of Lin and Pierre in Chaguaramas in Trinidad. That's how I could thank them for their hospitality. And this energetic music was a perfect background.

Dread Eye Masters - Murderers

Strange stuff from Trini!

Dengue Fever - Ethanopium

This piece was a reward fot reaching the half way between Cape Verde and Tobago. On Alex's player it was shown as 'BO Broken Flower'. Later on I found out that Broken Flower was a film by Jim Jarmush and this track was one ot the official soundtracks. The name of the band is Dengue Fever and this piece was released on their first album Dengue Fever. They are from the U.S. and they combine psychedelic rock and Cambodian pop music.

Mayra Andrade - Tunuca

That's the tune I was listening to a lot when I was living on the boat of Alex in Cape Verde. It was released in 2006 on the album Navega.

BaBa ZuLa - Bahar

I know this band for years, but didn't know the album Üç Oyundan Onyedi Müzik on which you can find the tune below. It was perfect background for cycling on Agadir's promenade.

Mohamed Rouicha - Inas Inas

I heard it when sitting in a car entering Agadir for the first time.

Estrella Morente - Siguiriya

Memories from Andalusia.