Greater Latin America    Zuco 103    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music


Greater Latin America    Zuco 103    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music
IRIS

Search

WORLD MUSIC NEWS
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC Profiles
  Artist Features
  World Music Legends
  Reggae Legends
  African Legends
Live Music Events
  World Music Concerts
  World Music Festivals
  World Music Clubs
Global Lifestile
  Travel
  Food
  Film
reviews
  Books
  DVD
  Live Music
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC CD ReVIEW
  Africa
  Asia & Far East
  Australia & Oceania
  Celtic & Irish
  Electronica
  Europe
  Greater Latin America
  Jazz
  Middle East & North Africa
  New Age & Avant Garde
  North American
  Reggae & Caribbean
  South Asia
  World Fusion
WORLD MUSIC links
back issues
 

Deutsch
Franais
Espa ol
Italiano
Portuguese
Japanese
Chinese





World Music CD Reviews Greater Latin America

Print Page
E-mail to Friend E-mail to Editor
Zuco 103
After The Carnaval
Six Degrees

By Marty Lipp

Published October 21, 2008

This multi-national, Netherlands-based trio took an extended trip to its lead singer's hometown, Rio de Janeiro, for its fifth CD and came away with a bit of a rootsier sound for its electro funked-up Brazilian mix. There are fewer sampled sounds than those of their earlier albums, though they still lean heavily on electronic keyboards and percussion. While bossa is a touchstone, Zuco is more dance floor-oriented, with a beat-heavier sound than other performers who in recent years have been distilling the laid-back coolness of bossa via electronics. Singer Lilian Viera has a versatile voice, sometimes channeling the sophisticated cool of bossa divas such as Astrud Gilberto, but also lets loose some soulful, rougher-hewn belting that reflects the group's jazz, rock and funk backgrounds. Viera heats things up nicely and the group's samba tinged swing can be pretty persuasive, but the enthusiasm of samba purists may be tempered by the cold-perfection of the electronic rhythms.

RSS Feeds

ADVERTISING LINKS

Kosmic Music
Fes Festival
Lawson Sideblock
Globe Trekker 120 150
emusicsideblock

GoNomad
sonicbids

Contact us | Press Room | Contests | About Global Rhythm magazine | Advertise / Media Kit
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use
| Global Rhythm Contributors | Link to Us | Back Issues

Copyright © 2008 Zenbu Media. All rights reserved.

Powered by Ecomsolutions.net