Playing tracks by
Chico Buarque, Toquinho & Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil, Novos Baianos, Jorge Ben and more.
Two of my most enduring passions are, in that particular order, music and football. Very few places on earth have epitomised the beautiful side of both art forms more than Brazil. And it is with that mind that I elected to dedicate an entire show to a land I’ve read about extensively, but have yet had the pleasure of visiting.
This particular Melting Pot session serves not only to eulogise about a country whose soul is currently and sadly troubled, but also to commemorate and celebrate my eighth year as a presenter on Shoreditch Radio.
Whether you’re from or fond of ‘Brasil’ as it is known as by the natives, I can only hope that this adulatory anthology will meet your approval.