Comfusões 1: Maurício Pacheco, producer

Written by  January 4, 2012

Modern-day Brazilian remixes of Angolan pop music from the 60s and 70s.

Comfusões 1: Maurício Pacheco, producer 

Label: Out Here

The title of this album is a pun, combining the words for “confusions” and “with fusions” —both are a fitting description of these modern-day Brazilian remixes of Angolan pop music from the 60s and 70s. Maurício Pacheco combed through Angolan National Radio archives and collaborated with his fellow DJs to pump up the music of legendary singers like Teta Lando and Wyza, who are largely unknown outside their country today. The scratchy originals lend a haunting golden-age feel to the danceable beats.

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Matthew Forss

Verge magazine's music columnist, Matthew Forss holds a BA in biology, MS in exercise science, and an MFA in creative writing. Since 2000, he has been writing world music reviews for Edmonton-based Inside World Music.com, while amassing a very large collection of ethnomusicological recordings from every country in the world. Matthew continues to publish music articles and cultural book reviews in various academic journals and magazines and has an acquired taste for Central Asian linguistics (Uzbek, Kazakh, and Tajik).

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