23rd May 2018: Gilberto Gil – Maracatú Atômico

Artist: Gilberto Gil
Title: Maracatú Atômico
Language: Brazilian Portuguese

I chose this song because we have been having really nice weather here in the UK, and I thought that merited a top track from Brazil. We should have a carnival every time the sun comes out! This song is from 1974 (!) but sounds so fresh and modern, and now I am looking forward to my holiday. No, I am not going to Brazil…not this time 🙂

Gilberto Gil is Brazilian musical royalty, and every song I hear by him makes me smile! Maracatú is a type of performance in Brazil, which could be a carnival, drumming, dancing…read more about it here.

DJ Esperanto

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