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As some of you know, there is a new movement coming from de Rio de Janeiro, in a new style called Rasterinha. Some producers call it raggafunk or axé funk. I was lucky enough to be the first to introduce it to the blog world via Noisey in Decemember last year. Rasterinha is a new trend of Baile Funk, coming from funkeiros, in a slow BPM with a different beat from tamborzão or voltmix, even different from the beatbox (usual know as tamoborzinho). This beat is new, using a little of atabaque, a little of pandero and a little of beatbox from funk. It also has the influence of ragga and axé music, but it sounds different from both, because it is more focused on dancing. Another great thing about this new movement is the use of instrumental elements, such as the cavaquinho. Why this movement is so interesting? It’s a new movement that changes the usual beat of Baile Funk. Since the creation of the Baile Funk, fukeiros have used the […]
Sounds and Colours Brazil is a new book and CD focused on Brazilian music and culture. With interest in Brazil set to reach fever pitch make sure you get the inside scoop on what makes the country tick… its creativity, diversity and rich cultural history.