April 14, 2005

Funky Do Morro

Favela.jpgDuring a trip to Brazil in late 2003, Da Mystik Homeboy (that’s his nom de blog) became switched on to the sounds of funky do morro, a cranking fusion of Miami bass, hip hop and dancehall which emanates from the favelas (shantytowns) on the fringes of Sao Paolo and Rio De Janeiro. Since then he has been compiling an online archive of this music; most of it recorded in local garages by unknown (to an international audience) performers and purchased from street vendors. Now, thanks to the release of compilations of the do morro sound and the rapidly rising star of controversial rapper MIA and her funky do morro obsessed partner, Diplo, Homeboy’s musical passion has become one of the hottest things on the block. Go check it out and thrill to the sounds of next week’s global music superstars.

Posted by Warren at April 14, 2005 11:17 PM | World