Gary Corben Presents Avolta Brazilian Grooves

The Story of José Ignacio & Avolta Brazilian Grooves “In 2004 Podcasts were small, local, personal, about cool stuff, anti-capitalist and above all they were to contain absolutely no copyright material whatsoever…” The cover art for the 2004-6 Avolta Brazilian Grooves Podcast In the early days of podcasts copyright music was a no-no… Back in…

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The Quiet Englishman – Whatmusic Part 2 A long lost interview in Brazilian press from 2002 about Whatmusic Part 1 can be found here “Ed Motta is one of those rare people who knows everything there is to know about the world he lives and works in.” Ed Motta & Charles Gavin in 2012 with…

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Dwitza Ed Motta Whatmusic Vinyl

The Quiet Englishman – Whatmusic Part 1 A long lost interview in Brazilian press from 2002 about Whatmusic In 2002 my record label Whatmusic was starting to make waves in Brazil where there was a slow but steady reappraisal of their own music history. Ex O Globo columnist Artur Dapieve was one of those curious…

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Photo of Gary Corben Lisbon

Summer’s Almost Here – Single Out Now Gary’s First Single From His Follow Up Album Out Now Subscribe to Gary’s YouTube Channel I know, I know. It took me 25 years to make my debut album Gods in Brasil but less than 6 months to make the follow up A New Kind of Fool. COVID-19…

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Diary of a Record – Gods in Brasil Wednesday 15th Lisbon to Warsaw I met Kassin at Lisbon airport early in the morning. He’d flown direct from Rio the night before and we planned to complete the last leg to Warsaw together and catch up on the four hour flight. Rather than watching Netflix I…

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Thursday 16th May This morning we went to check out the studio we’ve booked at the Polish Radio Studios building – Studio 4/6. It was like arriving at Cinecitta or something. Huge buildings housing Polish state TV and radio. We were greeted by the administrator we’ve been working with and an English speaking engineer for…

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Hagood Hardy & The Montage – Hagood Hardy & The Montage – CBC Records – 1970 As you may know I’ve been curating reissues for Vancouver based MajikBus sourced from the archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Company. The CBC produced a bunch of albums in the late 60s/early 70s to encourage CBC DJs to play…

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