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TrocaBrahma podcasts - Diplo, Os Mutantes, Gruff Rhys, Four Tet, King Creosote.......

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Following this summer's impassioned live events in Sao Paulo, London, Liverpool and Glasgow, TrocaBrahma presents an exclusive series of unmissable podcasts.

Catch up with the stars of the unique musical pairings, Bonde Do Role, Amanda Blank and Radioclit, King Creosote and Romulo Froes, JD Twitch (Optimo) and Os Mutantes, Four Tet and Open Field Church and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and Tony da Gatorra.

The TrocaBrahma 07 podcasts will explore and revel in the myriad facets of Brasilian contemporary culture - music, politics, street art, fashion, food & drink, society, sport and more.

There are also videos, photos, mash-up comps, artist blogs - plus a lively online community into which you can upload pics, videos etc - at Trocabrahma Podcast

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EPISODE 1 FEATURING OS MUTANTES AND TWITCH OUT NOW

Following his TrocaBrahma clash with Tropicalia legends Os Mutantes, Optimos JD Twitch discusses their collaborative process, while Mutantes affable front-man Sergio muses on Brasils current cultural / political climate, and delineates Tropicalias legacy almost forty years on. Artists including The Zutons, Ladytron, Echo And The Bunnymen and The Bees discuss Os Mutantes enduring relevance. And we hear exclusive live recordings of new and classic Os Mutantes music.

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EPISODE 2 FEATURING GILLES PETERSON AND BEN WESTBEECH MEET TITA LIMA

Gilles Peterson hangs out with young jazz singer and beats producer Ben Westbeech as he jams with Brasilian soul jazz singer Tita Lima. Ben and Tita hit it off together musically and we hear snippets from the rehearsal process plus exclusive live recordings. While in Sao Paulo, Ben spent a wad of cash at infamous record shop Erics Disco. Gilles finds out how important and influential Eric was in turning Far Out Records boss Joe Davis on to Brasilian music, which in turn inspired Gilles and helped to create a whole cross cultural scene in the UK. We also hear stories and exclusive music recordings from new Far Out act Zeep (aka Nina Miranda and Chris Franck from Da Lata and Smoke City).

EPISODE 3 FEATURING KING CREOSOTE MEETS ROMULO FROES

King Creosote meets Romulo Froes fusing Scottish folk rock with contemporary Bossa Nova. KC and his band visit the market in Sao Paulo, marvel at the pigs trotters and eat fruits you wouldnt wear. We meet independent Brasilian label Mondo Melhor records and new bossa singer Julio Bareto and hear about new bossa, samba and maracatu music in Brasil. King Creosotes band talk about how they found the collaborative process, and then get Romulos side of the story. Kenny from King Creosote learns a little Portuguese and theres exclusive live music from Trocabrahma gigs, recorded for the Trocabrahma podcast in Sao Paulo in May and the UK in July 2007.

Access or subscribe to this episode and the entire series of TrocaBrahma Podcasts with series host Diplo at Trocabrahma Podcast

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EPISODE 4 FEATURING GRUFF RHYS MEETS TONY DA GATORRA

Gruffy Rhys meets Tony Da Gatorra mashing melancholic melody with DIY Brasilian electronic-noise protest singing. While mixing sweet songs with electric beats and tweets, we sample typical Sao Paulo eats and treats. Our series host, Diplo, introduces Ira, the bassist from CSS, our guest presenter for this episode who guides us through the wonderful world of Super Fury Animals front man Gruff Rhys with the enchantingly enigmatic Tony Da Gatorra. Along the way we much on some Brasilian treats, including the infamous chicken hearts and go clothes shopping with CSS in Sao Paulo and Glasgow. Plus exclusive live music from the collaboration recorded on location in Brasil and the UK.

Trocabrahma Podcast Trocabrahma Podcast Episode 4: Gruff Rhys meets Tony Da Gatorra

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EPISODE 5 FEATURING FOUR TET MEETS OPEN FIELD CHURCH PLUS STREET ART COLLABORATIONS (SPETO + UK STREET ARTISTS)

Four Tet finds out how a group of musicians, and non-musicians, in Sao Paulo came together to found the Open Field Church, a group of friends who perform a cappella versions of indie classics. Hear how Four Tet fused his intricate electronica with their enthusiastic singing, and marvel at their eclectic repertoire.

Meanwhile in the UK, a street artist from Sao Paulo, Speto, collaborated with three UK graffiti writers to improvise around the themes of Trocabrahma and create original artwork on the walls of London, Liverpool and Glasgow. Street art co-ordinator Andrea McCarthy paints a picture of the process (with photos on the enhanced version of the podcast and in the Trocabrahma Podcast blog) and we hear from artists around the UK and Sao Paulo.

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EPISODE 6 - BONDE DO ROLE MEET RADIOCLIT FEATURING AMANDA BLANK

Internationally renowned DJ, producer, podcast presenter and remixer, Diplo, shares his thoughts on the contemporary Brasilian scene while Ben Westbeech introduces us to the collaboration between Diplos protgs, Bonde Do Role and the UKs Radioclit and Amanda Blank. Ben also finds out what everyone involved in Trocabrahma made of this years culture jam and we find out what Bonde, Amanda and Radioclit would do with super powers. Plus exclusive live recordings from Sao Paulo and the UK of Bonde and co, one of Domino Recordss hottest acts of 2007.

This version of the podcast is an enhanced AAC file (with chapters, pictures and links) at

Trocabrahma Podcast Trocabrahma Podcast Episode 6: Bonde Do Role meet Radioclit featuring Amanda Blank

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