September 24 2013
And if that title isn't a truism for you, talk to me come mid-March... We started our Sound Travelling ways today with a lovely cover of the Roy Ayers classic "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" in Brazilian Portuguese. The band that covered it is called A Bossa Electrica and is nominally called "Sob a Luz do Sol."
Later on, we heard another sunny song. This time from one of Brazil's most revered artists, Jorge Ben...
Check out this wicked afrobeat cover of the tune from one of Brazil's up-and-coming new afrobeat bands, Abayomy Afrobeat Orchestra. Apparently they're teaming up with afrobeat icon Tony Allen, wh at 70+ is still more than capable in his own right and is sharing the real science with the next generation of afrobeat artist and expanding the global profile of the sound along the way... This version expands the original by a considerable amout and shows samba to be a great partner to afrobeat.