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Electro-Bossa Pioneers BossaCucaNova Release "Our Kind Of Bossa"

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Celebrating fifteen years together, Brazilian electro-bossa pioneers BossaCucaNova have released Our Kind of Bossa on Six Degrees Records. Our Kind of Bossa is a true testament to the BossaCucaNova founding trio: DJ Dalua, Alex Moreira and Marcio Menescal (son of bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal
Roberto Menescal
Roberto Menescal
b.1937
guitar
). Blending the electro-bossa they have become known for while folding in elements of the country's beloved samba for this record, the group has yet again found the perfect blend of traditional and modern, including the fresh new spin they've added to the cover songs on the album.

“We conduct research on a daily basis," says Alex Moreira. “DJ DaLua spends hours visiting second hand music shops around the world in search of old vinyl LPs. Every one of us makes suggestions, presenting rare MPB tracks and adding them to our playlist. During the recording sessions we opt for the coolest ones. We also talk to our master, Roberto Menescal, who offers tips and advice."

The Latin Grammy nominees recorded Our Kind Of Bossa at their studio in Brazil with a who's who of guest artists including Maria Rita, recently passed vocalist Emilio Santiago, conductor Flavio Mendes, Carnaval master Martinho DaVila, Wilson Simoninha and many more. Our Kind of Bossa kicks off with “Adeus America" which features legendary MPB band Os Cariocas, a vocal outfit formed in 1942 by Ismael Neto alongside singer Wilson Simoninha, longtime friend Marlon Sette on trombone and the late, legendary Oscar Castro-Neves
Oscar Castro-Neves
Oscar Castro-Neves
1940 - 2013
guitar
on guitar. The album's closing track, “To Voltando" is a celebration of Brazilian identity and culture. Roberto Menescal contributes strings on the song while Ze Carlos adds guitar.


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