Bossa Nova (New Attitude)

Went to the anti-racist free festival Rise – good to see the enthusiasm of young people handing out leaflets; plus on the flip side police confiscating cannabis off some young black guy. That’s the logic of prohibition for you. The music was pretty so-so, though fun to see the Buzzocks, the so-called Wailers were a bit too much on the reggae-lite side. The best thing was just seeing all the different people.

So my contribution is this Bossa Nova podcast from DJ Gilles Peterson from the series sponsored by Brahma. Its an mp3 around 30mb so it takes a while to download but the interviews are good. Seems in Brazil the favela kids are into hip hop and the middle class kids are into samba, but ‘bossa’ ain’t cool right now.