Bixiga 70, the ten-piece horn-driven instrumental group from São Paulo, have in the last ten years firmly established themselves as one of the most acclaimed and influential exponents of contemporary Afro-Brazilian sounds.
The extent of their reputation can be measured not only in the loyal audience that they have gathered, but also by the fact that the band members are much in-demand collaborators including Brazilian legends Elza Soares, João Donato and Simone Sou.
The tracks on their new record, Vapor, are very much the sound of São Paulo: African and Brazilian. Along with the funk, the sound is a joyful series of very memorable melodies. Over the course of four thrilling albums and heavy touring throughout the world, the band’s reputation is now undeniable.