A BIG WELCOME TO ‘BRASIL MUSIC EXCHANGE’, a brand new monthly online radio show dedicated to new Brazilian music and presented by my good friend and former Mondomix editor JODY GILLETT.The 2014 FIFA World Cup guarantees the world’s eyes are set to be focused on Brazil this summer. That focus will continue right up to 2016 when the Brasilian people host the Olympic Games, and there’s no more knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter than Jody to deliver this modern day musical exchange programme.
Though a little nervous about making her debut as a radio DJ on ‘Brasil Music Exchange’ she has no reservations about the music she’s presenting and says, “The music is great. Episode 1 is a World Cup City Sounds show, a track by an independent artist from each of the 12 World Cup host cities – Rio, Recife, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Natal, Manaus, Belem, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Curitiba and Cuiaba. So it’s an introduction to cover the whole country. From hip hop to indie rock to tropical pop via samba, ijexá, maracatu – the aim is to show the diversity of Brazil’s new sounds and give a new generation of independent artists a fresh platform.”
Each subsequent show will focus on the music and artists from the 12 host cities and beyond, starting with Recife and Rio de Janeiro in March, Salvador and Sao Paulo in April, and Manaus, Fortaleza, Natal & Belem (Amazon/North) in May. ‘Brasil Music Exchange’ is produced by London based Folded Wing in partnership with Brasil Música e Artes, a non-profit organisation for the promotion of Brazilian music around the world and Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency.
The show is available to listen to on Mixcloud, the Brasil Music Exchange website, the inflight entertainment system on British Airways and will be syndicated to radio stations across the world.
CHECK THE SHOW HERE! http://www.mixcloud.com/Brazil/brasil-music-exchange-01/
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