In Brazil a new generation of artists are fusing rhythms and shaking up established musical codes.
From the working-class neighborhoods inhabited by Latin American migrants, to the trendy discos frequented by Spain’s elite youth, reggaeton has become a unifying force that transcends issues of race, gender, or social class.
It’s where reggaeton meets sensual pop, MC’s scathing flows describe blatant social inequalities and soaring electronica tries to soothe a violent populous. Welcome to the new sounds from Medellín.
Rich in European, Latin American and Caribbean influences, Buenos Aires is an open-air musical laboratory where one can hear the most danceable cumbia-reggaeton to the most ethereal synth-pop.
Take a trip back to a long hot summer afternoon in early 90s New York, and immerse yourself in the sounds of a typical block party.
A marvellous Autumn spent in happy melancholy – crocuses, yellowing leaves and magic mushrooms give voice to Brahms and Mouloudji, Strauss, Vivaldi, Miles Davis and Bruckner.
We explore the work of the Bahian composer and founder of the Tropicalismo movement on the occasion of the release of his new album Meu Coco, which will be available on streaming platforms from 21st October.
Here we explore the influences of Africa on the career of Gilberto Gil – author, composer, musician, committed politician, and supporter of Black emancipation.
A major Bossa Nova label whose elegant vinyl sleeves reflected its desire for precision and intimacy, Elenco was the work of one man: Aloysio de Oliveira.
A soundtrack and accompanying story for a lazy afternoon spent in a bar by the beach.
Eclectic Brazilian pop diva Marisa Monte undoubtedly had one of the most successful careers in the history of this musical continent.
Corridos tumbados (or trap corridos as it’s sometimes referred to – translator's note) forms a musical bridge between the borders of Mexico and the United States, bringing together families separated by exile.
The birth of a new sub-genre of Latin urban music, from its humble beginnings to its conquest of the international charts.
From Al Green to Fela Kuti via Miles Davis, Ray Baretto and Jorge Ben, let’s take a glimpse at 1972’s musical landscape – the rhythm & soul edition.
Whilst neoperreo, a digital DIY subgenre of reggaeton, might be a child of the internet worldwide, its flame burns brightest in Santiago.
Introducing a timeless selection of Brazilian protest songs from Chico Buarque to Linn da Quebrada which remind us that hatred and violence are best fought by love and music.
This is a movie for your imagination to watch as it wishes. In fact, you’re starring in it.
It’s cocktail time on the terrace. This selection will give you a neck massage and will slowly make you move your hips.
João Gilberto was a pioneer of bossa nova. Mixing traditional and modern musical influences, he inspired generations of musicians.
From down to mid-up tempo, from Jamaica to Brazil with a French twist, from the 1960s to the 2010s, a selection to warm you up.
When you know you have a long dull winter ahead of you, this might be the moment to listen to songs about going away.
1966 proved to be such a wonderful year for music that it is worth documenting these great tracks that somehow avoided the radar.