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Diogo Strausz presents "Pausa" - a new single and video response to global lockdowns

Diogo Strausz presents "Pausa" - a new single and video response to global lockdowns

Release date: 3rd July 2020 | Catalogue Nr. FARODIGI78 | Format: Digital LISTEN / DOWNLOAD Covid-19 stopped the human population in its tracks, blanketing fear across the globe. Picking up on the shifts of attitude and the complex conversations, internal and external, music producer Diogo Strausz wrote Pausa with the intention for it to be recorded by musicians in isolation, playing the track together despite their physical separation. Jacob Perlmutter’s accompanying visual response was to reach out to filmmakers who had already captured their cities and towns during the pandemic, creating a portrait of the world on pause, mostly from...

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New Reissue: Manfredo Fest's 'Brazilian Dorian Dream' from 1976

New Reissue: Manfredo Fest's 'Brazilian Dorian Dream' from 1976

Release date: 17th July 2020 | Formats: Vinyl LP / CD / Digital | Cat No: FARO219 LISTEN / PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE Legally blind from birth, Brazilian keyboard player, composer and bandleader Manfredo Fest learnt to read music in braille and began studying classical music at a young age. By 17 he had fallen in love with jazz (particularly the music of fellow blind pianist George Shearing) before becoming swept up in Rio’s emergent bossa nova movement in the sixties. Moving to the States in 1967 where he would go on to work with fellow countryman Sergio Mendes, Fest recorded...

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Various Artists - O Aperto da Saudade (Heartfelt Music From Brazil 1965-2018)

Various Artists - O Aperto da Saudade (Heartfelt Music From Brazil 1965-2018)

Saudade is a word with no direct English translation. In the Portuguese language it describes a sense of nostalgia for something that may never return. But in longing for that certain something, whether it’s a person, a place or a time gone by, saudade holds the thing you miss close, and keeps it present despite its absence. Portuguese author Manuel de Mello calls it “A pleasure you suffer, an ailment you enjoy.” While rooted in feelings of pain and sadness, the bittersweet Portuguese word took on a slightly different expression through Brazilian art, music and literature. As a nation steeped...

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Jneiro Jarel | MF DOOM, Thom Yorke and Damon Albarn collaborator releases new single "Banana Peel (Feat. Masauko Chipembere)"

Jneiro Jarel | MF DOOM, Thom Yorke and Damon Albarn collaborator releases new single "Banana Peel (Feat. Masauko Chipembere)"

Photo by Danin Drahos In 2018 Far Out Recordings signed a record deal with Brooklyn born, nomadic producer Jneiro Jarel. Having just put the finishing touches to the recordings, Jarel suffered an ischemic stroke while living and working in Costa Rica and his wife Indigo was forced to set up a crowd fund to cover special medical transport back to the states to receive treatment. The release was put on hold, but thanks to the generosity of friends and fans around the world, Jarel was able to get the care he needed and is now on the long road to...

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Brazilian pop legend Marcos Valle to host live online exercise classes

Brazilian pop legend Marcos Valle to host live online exercise classes

It's no secret that when Marcos Valle's not making music he's keeping fit, which helps explain why the 76 year old looks much closer to 40 than he does to 80. So with 20% of the world's population stuck at home under lockdown, Marcos wants to help you stay in shape! Starting from today at 1830GMT+1, he'll be presenting a daily online workout session, live from his home in Rio via his Facebook page.  To accompany the hour long classes we've put together a playlist of Marcos Valle workout music, which of course, starts with his exercise boogie classics 'Estrelar' and 'Bicicleta'. Subscribe to that HERE and tune...

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