We invited Copenhagen based ‘Epic Vinyls From Brazil’ aka DJ Contracapa & DJ Viola to take us on a journey to Bahia with a vinyl-only Orixá inspired Afro-Brazilian mix.
‘In a continous journey to expose the strong connection between Brazil and africa through the music of the past, this ABOM mixtape is dedicated to the spirituality of Salvador de Bahia, the home of the afro-brazilian religion candomblé, of capoeira and afoxé.
From the vibrating streets of Pelourinho to the central harbour area and the Mercado Modelo Market, Bahia is full of food, art, and music that can be discovered or rediscovered. The musical traditions and heritage is deeply intertwined with the orixás – almost all the songs in this mix mention the deities – the most popular being Iemanjá and Xango. A few well known artists from Rio de Janeiro have been placed in the mix – paying homage to Bahia through their songs.
The music covers the years 1971 to 1987 and was heavily inspired by listening to Os Tincoãs. Two tracks from their 1974 self-titled album guide you through the mix which grows in intensity along the way.
As Epic Vinyls From Brazil continue to dig deep into the Brazilian seven inches, of course the opener is a non youtube/discogs track. Axé!’
Izidora con Conjunto Morenos Vibrantex – Tempo De Muganga
Ritmo e Vozes – Bahia, Berço Do Brasil
Jorge Ben – Bahia, Berço Do Brasil
Os Tincõas – A Capela D’Ajuda
Trio Abaete – Pisa No Taboado
Wanderléa – Kriola
Renata Lu – Jogo de Jongo
Sonia Lemos – Pérola De Agonitá
Marcia Maria – De Pé, De Mão Ou De Bico
Aparecida – Vovo Catarina
Alcione – Tiê
Antonio Carlos E Jocafi – Conceição da Praia
Os Tincõas – Deixa A Gira Girar
Martinho da Vila – Iemanjá, Desperta
Clara Nunes – Guerreira
Alcione – Afrekete
Vilma Nascimiento – Lamento Africano
Carlos Buby (Babalaô)* E Templo Espírita de Umbanda Caboclo Guaracy – Saudação ao Povo da Bahia