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Various Artists - The Now Sound Of Brazil

The Brazilian label Ziriguiboom has had a high ratio of success in its small number of releases, including albums by Bebel Gilberto, Zuco 103, and Suba. This compilation blends remixes and reissues into a sampler for Ziriguiboom's output. As well as the previously named artists, there are tracks by Bossacucanova, Cibelle, Celso Fonseca, Erlon Chaves and Trio Mocotó, some of which come from albums yet to be released. Blending bossa nova and samba rhythms with modern dance techniques, this issue makes a coolly seductive anthology.

Rating: 3 / 10


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