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Super Nova Samba Funk
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CD

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FARO 159CD FARO 159CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2011 release. William Magalhães forms a modern-day Banda Black Rio, epitomizing the spirit of his father Oberdan's original '70s Brazilian samba soul and funk group, on Super Nova Samba Funk. BBR defined the Black Rio movement now enjoying a revival headed by Magalhães's incarnation with the passion of soul and funk again linking Rio and New York for a feel-good blast that also takes in hip-hop, samba, pop and bossa. Brazilian icons Seu Jorge, Marcio Local and Elza Soares are featured, alongside bossa pioneers Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil as well as Flame Killer and GOD PT3 from the famed NYC Mobb Deep crew. Super Nova Samba Funk brings Rio's black music cultures together to embody the ecstatic revival of Brazil and the Black Rio movement. Formed in Rio De Janeiro, 1976, Banda Black Rio pioneered the soul-funk movement in Brazil led by renowned saxophonist Oberdan Magalhaes. As global stars of the politically charged Black Rio movement, emerging almost a decade earlier from the Soul Brasileiro genre, BBR brought together Rio's black funk scene to rally against repression, a conservative record industry and white middle class press to mobilize disenchanted black Brazilian youth against the military dictatorship that mirrored the struggles in North America. Banda Black Rio released a string of unforgettable recordings in the late-1970s from 1977 debut album, Maria Fumaça, on Warner Music to 1978's Gafieira Universal on RCA Recordings that is considered one of the all-time great Brazilian jazz-funk records. Their third album, SaciPererê, was also released in 1978 by which point the band had made a lasting impact both in Brazil and abroad. Following the death of original band leader Oberdan Magalhães in 1984, the band stopped recording and performing. With a renaissance in Brazil's black music culture led by a new generation of soul, funk and hip hop artists, BBR finally arrived back with a brand new formation for comeback album Rebirth in 2000, before launching their most ambitious project to date with 2011's Super Nova Samba Funk - the group's sixth studio album produced and led by William Magalhães. Also features: Mano Brown, Aleh, Pyroman, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Don Pixote.