Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Juçara Marçal, a singer from São Paulo who combines the samba traditions of Brazil with the traditional blues of the United States. It's adventurous music, made more so by producer and collaborator Kiko Dinucci (we've listened to his stuff earlier this year). You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Brian Kiwanuka on Sounds and Colours.
"Delta Estácio Blues" by Juçara Marçal
2021 | Brazilian blues singer and musician from São Paulo
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Throughout history, the musical innovations of the African Diaspora have had a defining role in the musical identity of entire nations. Any serious look into the musical history of countries such as the United States and Brazil will show this influence. Juçara Marçal explores these parallel worlds in the title track of Delta Estácio Blues. The song mystically connects African-American blues legend Robert Johnson with his Afro-Brazilian contemporaries, Bide, Baico, and Ismael, who, among other musicians, founded the first samba school. Starting off with an acoustic guitar sample loop that eventually gives way to punchy bass, cuíca cackles and shrieks, “Delta Estácio Blues” warps the referenced tradition.
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