Various - Brazuca! - Samba Rock And Brazilian Groove From The Golden Years (1966-1978) - Kindred Spirits (EU) LP
DJ Paulão (Sao Paulo) compiles this great document on samba rock from the golden years of Brasilian music (1966-1978).This compilation gathers two influences of alternative brazilian musical references – Samba Rock and Brazuca. The focus begins in the mid sixties through to the late seventies, from the decline of bossa nova until the explosion of the disco scene.The Samba Rock movement, as related to black urban culture, goes back to the origins of the DJ in Brazil, particularly in the São Paulo banlieue in the mid-fifties. With the introduction of valves and hi-fi technology, the sound system became more accessible, and the first parties began to spread. In the late sixties they grew in quantity and audience, and the repertoire, so far dominated by international jazz, rock and swing, became nationalized, thanks to a new style of samba brought to the people by the great Jorge Ben.