DA CRUZ

Sistema Subversiva

2011-07-20

Da Cruz features the arresting vocals of Brazilian Mariana Da Cruz and the rhythmic programming of Swiss techo-wizard Ane H. Backe dup by a variety of other musicians, Mariana and Ane run rapid fire Latin beats non-stop on virtually every song. determined to (they say) "show that there is a side of Brazil far from the postcard idyll--a modern, rebellious, open and urban Brazil." Mariana stakes her claim to that immediately in the opener "Boom Boom Boom," almost shouting over the pounding beat before settling into a syncopated style that at times brings to mind Angelique Kidjo. I liked the cuts that began with acoustic guitars before diving into Brazilian bounce (e.g. "Chega" and "Tschu Tschu." Well done. 07/11 MJVD W-Latin (Brazil)

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