Brooklyn-based Zuzuka Poderosa released new music video for single “Seda,” from her debut EP Carioca Bass. “Seda,” produced by DJ Kush Arora, is a pro-pot, anti-criminalizing song full of party beats impossible to resist. The level of energy in this video directed by Arthur Kummer, is just too contagious. Not only do we see Zuzuka dancing to the song’s hypnotic beats, going from a high-level South Bronx mansion to a medium-level netherworld, but we also see some b-boy crazy moves.
Brazil-native Zuzuka Poderosa is known for bringing the baile funk or ‘Carioca Bass’ style from the underground scene to the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Her style has often been compared to M.I.A.’s, who brought baile funk to the mainstream with her song “Bucky Done Gun” in 2005. Zuzuka released her debut EP Carioca Bass last month through Little Owl Records. She has performed at several showcases during South by Southwest (SXSW) in the past, including a performance at our Austin Vida unofficial day party in March last year. This year she will be coming back to Austin for the festival and will be performing at various SXSW showcases from Mar.14-17.
You can now watch Zuzuka Poderosa’s new video “Seda” below.
Bay of All Saints—the 2012 South By Southwest Film Festival Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature — will be screening as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series on Sunday, Jan. 27.
This award-winning documentary focuses on the lives and stories of three single mothers as they face harsh living conditions in their palafitas—shacks on stilts—on the bay in Bahia, Brazil. Bay of All Saints provides a momentary look at the problems of urban poverty on the bay, the sacrifices made for survival, the burden of life on the bay, and what causes these women to rise up and fight for what they deserve.
Director Annie Eastman filmed Bay of All Saints over six years initially because she heard news that the government was planning an urban-renewal project. She wanted to film and document the effects it would have on the already deprived community. Instead of being a more investigative film, she sought to create a documentary that made the audience “feel for these people and this place, simply because they are worth feeling for.”
The Bay of All Saints screening will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Village at 2700 W. Anderson Lane on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A session with director Annie Eastman.
Brooklyn-based artist Zuzuka Poderosa releases “Psicodelia”, the newest single from her debut EP Carioca Bass. “Psicodelia,” remixed by Nego Moçambique, also known as Marcelo Martins, features Zuzuka’s signature post-modern baile funk – a style born in the slums of Brazil – that will make you get up and dance to the catchy beats. Along with “Psicodelia,” Carioca Bass will feature the single “Seda,” produced by DJ Kush Arora, and other six remixes by Nego Mozambique, Jubilee & Burt Fox, Sonora, and Chrissy Murderbot among others. Carioca Bass will be released in January 2013 through Little Owl Records.
Born and raised in Brazil, the half-Indonesian artist Zuzuka Poderosa moved to NYC to study jazz vocal improvisation. She is now known for bringing baile funk – which she calls ‘Carioca Bass’ – from the underground scene to the streets of Brooklyn and to many other stages around the world. Her carioca bass style has often been compared to M.I.A., who brought the sound to the mainstream with her song “Bucky Done Gun” in 2005. This year, Zuzuka performed at several showcases during South By Southwest, including a performance at our own Austin Vida party.
Brazilian legend and Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Gilberto Gil will be performing at Bass Concert Hall on Tuesday, October 30. Gil is also an uncompromising social activist, having forged a powerful musical voice over his celebrated four-decade career in his native Brazil and worldwide. Gil began his career as a bossa nova musician, eventually writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism. From 2003 to 2008 he served as his country’s Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
For Tuesday’s performance, Gil and his band will reinvent old classics while also playing new songs from the recently released album and live DVD Fé na Festa, all inspired by the baião sound. The Bass Concert Hall is located at 2350 East Campus Dr. All ages are welcome. Show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are available here.
Brazil’s world-renowned dance company, Grupo Corpo, was founded in 1975 by brothers Rodrigo (Choreographer), Paulo (Artistic Director) and Pedro (Technical Director) Pedernias in the City of Belo Horizonte. Their style strives to graft the pliancy of modern dance and the rhythmic complexity of Afro-Brazilian dance onto ballet.
As part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts season and in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and L Style G Style, the Texas Performing Arts will be presenting a two-evening return of Grupo Corpo. For this Austin engagement, Grupo Corpo’s selections include music by + 2 (Moreno, Domenico, Kassin) and Carlos Núñes and José Miguel Wisnik (based on works by Martín Codax).
The performances will be held at Bass Concert Hall located at 23rd and East Campus Drive on October 18-19 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $10.00-$42.00. You can purchase them through the Texas Performing Arts website here or by calling 512-471-4454.