The Latin Recording Academy has announced this year’s recipients of their Lifetime Achievement Award. Luz Casal, Leo Dan, Rita Moreno, Milton Nascimento, Daniela Romo, Poncho Sanchez, and Toquinho will all be honored on Wednesday 11/14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas as a part of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.
Her sound spans the African Diaspora and you can hear everyone from Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Milton Nascimento, Nate Dogg, J-Dilla to Quincy Jones in her music. So while everyone is arguing about the future of black music Georgia is diligently creating the music that defies barriers of jazz, hip-hop, and soul. Her unique voice has a sense of urgency that immediately draws the listener in, and her lyrics are poignant and prophetic, delivering messages for all people. Georgia Anne is a rare gem of an artist that everyone should listen to carefully. The Revivalist caught up with Georgia Anne for an online interview and she graced us with dope responses that reinforce that she is a true creative genius. Enjoy her answers in all her own words below!
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.
this is one of the most important works of the Brazilian/jazz music exchange. It has influenced many in both fields and deserves credit for that alone. And while I am quick to recognize this project for its stellar music, it is important to place it in the proper framework, particularly for those who may attempt to pigeonhole its importance. Despite the reproach of his peers, Shorter helmed a project that was tailor made for widespread consumption. Some might say that the music is watered down; moving towards the shallowness of pop music. There is an undeniable accessibility in the music, yes. The melodies are quite palpable, even for the casual listener of jazz. But, this does not take away from the album’s credibility.
Any music lover in New York with a general curiosity for up-in-coming international music and care to share the same space with legendary performers will have passed through SOBs at some point. This historical venue has been standing strong for 29 years now has the longest running Brazilian music series in New York, which started the year that SOBs was founded in 1982. Larry Gold, the founder of SOBs has created a uniquely home-like atmosphere for live music, where the best Brazilian, Latin, Jazz, R&B, Soul and hip-hop acts have played since their humble beginnings.
Hello to all of our wonderful readers! Thanks for coming back for another exciting issue. This month we explore the diverse sounds of Brazil, looking at different music trends, staple Brazilian genres, and absolute legends that deserve to be spotlighted. This is our answer to not having a table-of-contents–we bring you instead a media preview of some of the stuff that you can expect to get out of this issue–in no particular order.