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MP3 Alô Brasil - Live

On their second CD this 12 piece ensemble celebrates Brazilian music and culture, creating a "tornado of sound" (Philadelphia City Paper)--an irrisistable full body-and-soul experience.

16 MP3 Songs in this album (76:15) !
Related styles: WORLD: Samba, LATIN: Brazilian Pop

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Alô Brasil, consisting of twelve Philadelphia musicians spanning three generations, was born out of a passion for Brazilian music. Accompanied by stunningly costumed dancers, the band draws audiences into a "tornado of rhythm and sound" (Philadelphia City Paper) — an irresistible, full body-and-soul experience. Whether parading down Broad Street, opening for gala events or awards ceremonies at Philadelphia''s top venues, or captivating hundreds of revelers at local nightspots, Alô Brasil never fails to enchant. The band’s repertoire is rooted in African influenced rhythms (samba batucada, samba reggae, pagode, maracatú, ijexá), and others, from many different regions of Brazil.

AlĂ´ Brasil Press Clips
"a spectacle of joy and sensuality...a show of samba and joy which lifted the audience off the ground....Brazilian culture penetrating and infecting Philadelphia ." Newark''s Brazilian Press November 14, 2003

"some of the most distinguished players in the city...a genuine carnival experience" Picks of the Week (Mary Armstrong) Philadelphia City Paper March 13 – March 20, 2003

"sultry, summery joy" The Short List (Liz Spikol) Philadelphia Weekly February 18-25, 2004

"will get you dancing...Honestly, no one ... has a chance of matching AlĂ´ Brasil in terms of utter intensity and multiculti colorfulness" Revelry is Not Dead (Doug Wallen) Philadelphia Weekly December 29 - January 4, 2005

"a bewildering array of authentic Brazilian styles" Up Beat (Mary Armstrong) City Paper January 8-14, 2004 https://www.tradebit.com

" impossible to resist" It goes to Your Feet: AlĂ´ Brasil (Maria Del Vecchia) Philadelphia Arts Writers Print: Volume 2 Issue 4

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