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Coletivo Rádio Cipó – formigando na calçada do Brasil

Posted on: June 8, 2009

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Belém in the northern amazonas state Pará, Brasil, isn´t only a lovely city, but also has to offer a lively music scene with techno-brega as the most famous outcome. But it would be unfair to restrict Belém and its music only on that sound, especially for the great jazz scene and artists in the “Cidade das Mangueiras”. And it would be unfair to bands like Coletivo Rádio Cipó from the bairro Pedreira, which make a collective interference in the regional culture with the universal language of electronic music. Their music fuses Brazilian regional styles funk de morro, samba, carimbó and batucada with hip hop, dub, breakbeat, jungle, ragga – the result is a maconha driven dubby trip to modern urban sounds and comes with an angry political message, pissed off by the miserable conditions and daily violence in the streets, where a single life not even counts a penny.

Coletivo Rádio Cipó are Carlinhos Vaz (drums and effects), Rato Boy (MC), Rodrigo Jamant (MC and programming), Renato Chalú (guitar), Jared das Arabias (bass) and Luis Bolla (percussion), but as a collective many other artists and just the people from the streets can and did participate. Music made through the partnership with the community, integrating popular, as well as urban and peripheral understandings and influences, a process of growth and expansion of the free digital communication.

The record opens with the hipnotic instrumental “cowboy sem lei”, soon reaches with “foguete” the first but not last climax, gets more relaxed for some tracks and has with the aggressive dancefloor pusher “choque eléctrico piau” an impressive wake up call for the the last third of the record. Where it is getting almost jazzy with the out of space dub “amor brejeiro”, with the wonderful vocals of Dona Onete on the mic. She also participates on the mic the following track, “paixão cabocla”, a half samba-half dub, explores the world of Lee Perry and its adepts. The record closes with the 12 minute long “lourinha americana”, as great as the whole record.

Much more varied than all that baile funk stuff and also comes like a rararattattattatt-machine-gun-fire.

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PS: M.L. – Música Livre (Copyleft/Creative Commons)!!!

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6 Responses to "Coletivo Rádio Cipó – formigando na calçada do Brasil"

This has been my webfind of the year. Love all this music. Macunaima is blowing my mind right now and I look forward to checking this out. Keep up the brilliant work.

Paz from michigan

hi eric, this record is awesome, no doubt! one of these treasures you find from time to time and when you have to aks yourself, why these bands aren´t getting the attention they deserve. so spread the word, the record is copyleft, you can even legally spread the music (don´t know if it is possible to buy it outside of brazil (http://www.nafigueredo.com.br/cds_int.php?id=984)).

and yeah, I will give my best to keep up “the brilliant work”, thanks a lot!

wow! one of the best records I’ve listened to recently!!
thanks and please more of this fantastic brasil stuff

oh, it is making me proud in some sense when people say something like this little sister, I will keep on digging for the ill stuff! 🙂

abraços

CARALHO que bom!!!

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