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Batucada Sound Machine Album Release 'Don't Keep Silent'


Sat 3 Mar 2012, 8:30pm–11:45pm

Where: The Mangawhai Tavern, 2 Moir St, Mangawhai, Kaipara

Restrictions: R18

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  • General Admission: $22.00 ($20.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Door Sales: $25.00
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Listed by: Scott Grafton

Riding the wake of their successful European summer tour, Batucada Sound Machine return to New Zealand with a new album of tried and true road-tested tunes entitled “Don’t Keep Silent”, due for release January 23rd, 2012.

This 10 piece onslaught of pacific-soul, latin, afro-beat and hip-hop have an unparalleled reputation for their polished, high-energy performance, which has seen them conquer audiences at a host of renowned festivals including the main stage at Sziget Festival (Hungary), Horizonte Festival and Kulturarena (Germany), Larmer Tree Festival (UK) and the City of London Festival to name a few.

In addition, BSM have planned their first ever comprehensive tour of New Zealand to celebrate the album release including a spot at WOMAD 2012.

The release of “Don’t Keep Silent” comes 3 years after their debut ‘Rhythm & Rhyme’ which received rave reviews both locally and abroad. This new album retains the BSM percussive-heavy approach to their music, but has been developed through a much more collaborative effort by the songwriters, resulting in strong messages and a spectrum of heavy tunes, introspective songs and straight-ahead dance tracks.

Take “Falling (Down Down)” featuring Richie Setford and guest vocalist Cherie Mathieson. This track reinforces the soulful vibe, Brazilian percussion and smooth horns the band are renowned for: Picture a beach party at sunset, mojito in hand, skin still humming from the day’s rays.

The third track “Ae Ae” (a single in Spanish speaking countries for sure!) introduces a new member to the fold: MC Paaka Davis who deftly compliments the band’s material with his slick lyrical performance.

“My Heart He Say” cements the bands afro-beat credentials with some mammoth horn lines, and tracks such as “Un Poquito”, “Naquela Estrada” and “Traigo mi Sonido” deliver some real-deal latin flavour, and showcase the vocal prowess of Brazilian front man Henrique Morales.

The album was recorded at The Lab, Auckland (Ollie Harmer) and mixed by Bob ‘Bassy’ Brockman (NYC) and will be released through Border Music and DRM NZ.