SOM DO SENTIDO
Date: Thursday 4 August 2016
Venue: Camden Market
As part of their Arts &Tourism’s Annual Programme, Knowledge Quarter’s partner, Camden Council, presents Camden Sentido which celebrates the links between Camden and Brazil including its street culture, passion for music and food, and the textiles of both places.
Knowledge Quarter partners are invited to SOM DO SENTIDO a night of upfront Brazilian music programmed by cutting-edge Brazilian label Mais Um Disco at Camden Market on Thursday 4 August 6pm till late, featuring:
Da Lata featuring Adriana Vasques (Brazil) + Vanessa Freeman (UK)
Seminal London-based Brazilian act who over a twenty year career have played a pivotal role in popularizing Brazilian music worldwide. Mixing Brazilian rhythms with Afro, jazz, funk, house music and more, their three albums on Chris Blackwell’s Palm Pictures label established them as one of the leading Brazilian acts of the last three decades with appearances at major global music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Roskilde and Central Park Summer Stage, whist their tracks are dancefloor staples with influential DJs such as Gilles Peterson, Francois Kevorkian and Danny Krivit, The band are led by Chris Franck (Smoke City) and DJ Patrick Forge.
VIDEO: Da Lata perform Ronco Da Cuica BLOG
Mais Um Discos DJs
In five years Mais Um Discos has established itself as the go-to label for discovering the real sounds of contemporary Brazil thanks to a slew of acclaimed artist album and compilation releases. Whether it’s electro-acoustic pioneer Lucas Santtana, Afro-punks Metá Metá, the tropical-atmospherics of Rodrigo Amarante or Amazonian septuagenarian Dona Onete, Mais Um only works with the most exciting new artists from Brazil. Mais Um’s compilations have re-defined the international view of Brazilian contemporary music scene, providing essential overviews of Brazil’s bubbling micro scenes. The label’s debut release from 2010 Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira! first introduced the new generation of Brazilian musicians, Daora: Underground Sounds Of Urban Brazil from 2013 represented Brazil’s heavyweight home-grown hip-hop, afrobeat, jazz and leftfield scenes whilst forthcoming compilation Real Rio (September 2016) shines a light on Rio’s underground scene. Whether spinning the freshest new Brazilian electronic cuts, whacked-out tropical freakiness or rare grooves from the 60s and 70s the Mais Um Discos DJs, led by label head Lewis Robinson, always get the party jumping.
Sao Paulo’s SHN collective
Brazil’s legendary poster art DIY collective known for their street actions, exhibitions and collaborative multimedia ‘occupations’ will bring Sa?o Paulo’s street-art scene to Camden Market for the night with live painting of a site-specific mural (such as below)
SHN emerged from the industrial waste of the silk-screen industry in 1998 with an idea to use stickers and posters to take their message to the streets.
A bunch of friends as much as an art-collective, they are schooled in the do-it-yourself ethos. Focused on silk-screen and experimental printmaking the collective have collaborated with over 100 artists including experimental woodblock printing, stenciling, lithography and beyond. SHN partnered with legendary Sa?o Paulo gallery Choque Cultural for close to a decade in the late 00s and also with Grafica Fidalga printers. VIDEO
For more information keep an eye on @lovecamden #camdensentido for updates and details of other projects happening this year!