Christmas Songs: Music from Brazil – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66

Sergio Mendes is a brazilian composer, pianist and arangeur from Rio de Janeiro. He also formed up the group Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66. Listen to their song “The Christmas Song”:

Music from Brazil – Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento, born in 1942, is a brazilian guitarist and singer-songwriter. He’s a popular MPB artist and released more than 40 albums so far! Listen to his nice song “Canção da América”:

Music from Brasil – Ponto de Equilíbrio

Born in 1999 in Vila Isabel, the band Ponto de Equilíbrio came of the meeting of eight musicians and has become a leading reggae bands in Brazil. The band started playing to a young audience in bars and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
The lyrics, composed by the members, talk about equality, love and justice, according to the rasta philosophy.

“Lágrimas de Jah”

Music from Brazil – Amon Tobin

Hey guys. How are you today?

I enjoy a good instrumental music, and that is not a secret. And like an instrumental lover i’m always trying to find out new artists, looking for people all over the world. So for this one i haven’t gone  far away, i found this amazing brazilian named Amon Tobin.

Amon Tobin is from Rio de Janeiro and mixes eletronic, hip-hop and jazz. Listen to “Switch”.

Music from Brazil – Noção Rasta

Noção Rasta is a brazilian reggae group from Rio de Janeiro. Their songs are a mix of reggae and brazilian sounds. So here’s the relaxing result “Tranças Naturais”:

Music from Barzil – Gabriel o Pensador

Gabriel Contino (Rio de Janeiro, March 4, 1974), better known by stage name Gabriel o Pensador, is a rapper, composer, writer and Brazilien entrepreneur

I like this song “Sem Parar”

Song’s message: “goes ahead because the future is a gift that life offers you”

Music from Brazil – Los Hermanos

Los Hermanos is a alternative rock/samba/MPB band from Rio de Janeiro. The group was formed in 1997. Although the band is Brazilian, the name is Spanish for “the brothers”, which would be “Os Irmãos” in Portuguese.