A constant and often underground current in Brazilian music since the late 70s has been the influence of reggae music. In the 1990s bands such as Chico Science & Nação Zumbi and Planet Hemp embraced dub and hip hop, mixed with local beats and rhythms, and redefined Brazilian music in the process
Showing just how different styles can cross-fertilize and stimulate each other, the Brasil Music Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting local music around the world, has assembled a free compilation of radical and truly 21st century Brazilian music.
Musical influences from Kingston, New York, London and Bogota are mutated by a young generation of artists from Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo
Brazilian Bass Culture & Beyond