Latin & South American Music
The music from this diverse continent is indeed multifarious. You can dance all night to the rhythms of Salsa, Samba, Cumbia and Rumba, get taken in by the infectious grooves of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), be transifixed by the unique sound of the Cuíca or be captivated by musicians performing guitar works by Villa Lobos, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Agustín Barrios.
In record collecting terms, many South American and Latin records are becoming increasingly sought after - acclaimed DJ's are increasingly incorporating South American music into their sets with respected labels not only reissuing the 'classics' by the likes of Tim Maia, Jorge Ben, Tom Ze, Roberto Carlos and Arthur Verocai, but also showcasing current talent with artists such as Julieta Rada, Kali Uchis, Newen Afrobeat (Chile), Gondwana and Gepe.
Listed below are just a couple of records that we would be thrilled to come across but are in no means the only South American records we're interested in - make sure to come on over with your collection of Corrido, Tejano, Choro or Zouk and we'll have our very own carnival!
Mariasa Rossi - Deixa Eu Te Amar (Copacabana 892)
Jorge Ben - Oba, Lá Vem Ela (Philips 7", either Angolan or Portuguese issue)
Tenório Jr - Embalo (RGE Records)
Maria Rita - Maria Rita (Wea Music)
Celinha Reis- Tenha Fé Pois Amanhã Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer (B side to O Galo Me Grilou, Brazilian only release on CBS)
Evinha - Cartão Postal
Trio Ternura -A Gira (Polydor 2171075)
Tom & Dito (Obrigado Corcovado)
Congregacion - Congregacion Viene... (Mahitun/IRT Records)
Nara - Nara (Elenco Records)
Dom Salvador E Abolição - Som, Sangue E Raça (CBS 137735)
Tony Bizarro - Nesse Inverno (CBS Records, containing the excellent Não Vai Mudar, file next to Tim Maia)