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We did it! #BirdMusic raises $7,000 for conservation!

Find out more where the money from Rhythm and Roots first album “A Guide to the Birdsong of South America” will go.

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The birds have landed

A Guide to the Birdsong of South America takes flight, being released globally.


UPDATE: A Guide to the Birdsong of South America

We reveal the final tracklist, some exciting news about our NGO partners and the album is available for pre-order!


Rhythm and Roots – Volume 22

Featuring compilations De Gulde Snede Vol. 3 and Expedición de Ritmos.


Psilosamples // Soldadinho do Araripe vs Periquito Cara-Suja

We are now over 50% of the way to our Kickstarter goal for the ‘A Guide to the Birdsong of South America‘ album! Already two artists (Lulacruza and Tremor) have been revealed alongside the birds and their inspiring songs… Read More

Mulher Rendeira – ‘Music for Movies’

The story of a song never stops. For years I have been tracing the journey of the Brazilian folk classic Mulher Rendeira across the world – from the Peruvian jungle to the American West. Over 80 years since it… Read More

Fresh Electronic Music From Brazil – Hy Brazil Vol 4

Chico Dub has been showcasing the wealth of talent from the Brazilian underground electronic music scene for the past few years, curating Rio’s Novas Frequências festival and Sónar in São Paulo, and releasing four brilliantly diverse compilations of the… Read More

Sunday Songs

Here in Amsterdam the sun is shining and summer is finally here (at least for a weekend). To celebrate here is a little playlist of some sunny, Sunday songs: Share this

Lucas Santtana Remix Nostalgia

Lucas Santtana’s Sem Nostalgia, released last year via the great Mais Um Discos imprint, received widespread acclaim for it’s dissection of Brazilian singer/songwriters’ reliance on the bossa nova lineage. Santtana took the lilting melodious guitar/singer combo, now synonymous with Brazilian music, and twisted into… Read More

João Brasil presents Tropical Britannia

Tropical Britannia is a free to download EP that unites the king of Brazilian mash-up, London based producer João Brasil, with 5 of the capital’s hottest tropically spiced producers (Isa GT, Bumps, Moroka, Murlo and Rob Pollinate) . The EP, part of the Rio… Read More