The Alecia Chakour Band will be headlining a show tonight at Union Pool in Brooklyn that is bringing together musicians representing many of music collectives and bands in New York. “What makes this night extra exciting is that the bands feature representatives from many of the “Gangs of New York”: Royal Family Records, Daptone Records, The Royal Potato Family, folks from David Byrne’s band, TV On the Radio, Yellowbirds, and many more,” Chakour explains.
The popular music of Brazil is inherently a wide-ranging collection of influences and genres comprised of the voice of a culture. Many from around the world have narrowed their view of Brazilian music to simple Bossa Nova’s and the like without delving deeper into the history and vastness of possibilities. To this end, David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads, took it upon himself to compile Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical.