Aug 26, 2009

Maracatu Atômico

It was about time to post something from my own country. This one is called Maracatu Atômico, a song played by Chico Science & Nação Zumbi. The Brazilian band from the state of Pernambuco is one of the most important names of the mangue beat - a music genre combining traditional, folkloric rhythms and international rock and hip-hop styles. This song, originally composed by Jorge Mautner, is a great example of that genre.

Alexandre Dengue's bass line is groovy, funky, and somehow very brazilian!

Song: Maracatu Atômico
Artist / Band: Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
Album: Afrociberdelia
Bass: Alexandre Dengue
Year: 1996

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