To celebrate the vinyl release of Congo , Rodrigo Tavares put together a wonderful playlist of songs and music that influenced and inspired the album. During a recent interview Rodrigo discussed his eclectic range of influences: “...The list is too long but first of all there is a Brazilian canon, especially from the second half of last century: João Gilberto (above all), Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Milton Nascimento, Lô Bor
Check out the wonderful review of Rodrigo Tavares’ Congo over at the mighty Monolith Cocktail “...Truly transglobal, Tavares helps take Brazilian music – like his fellow compatriot Sentidor – into often trance-y, unburdened and unlabored directions. With few rough edges, this congruous soundtrack makes for a ruminating, thoughtful smooth journey” He’s in great company here alongside reviews of wonderful albums from Hampshire & Foat , Park Jiha and Flora Fishbach .
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09r7sgp Listen to Thursday night’s edition of Radio 3’s Late Junction to hear an excellent collaborative session from Forest Swords , Waclaw Zimpel and Belinda Zhawi . During the show Nick Luscombe also plays some great tracks from Eric Chenaux , Shirley Collins and both of Hive Mind Records releases. We’re really happy to hear Maalem Mahmoud Gania and Rodrigo Tavares played on the beeb amongst such great company! #MaalemMahmoudGania #RodrigoT