By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Maga Bo’s new album, Quilombo do Futuro, was released last week to much well deserved international praise. Bo, with the help of top-notch collaborators, manages to cover the vast territory of the Afro-Brazilian musical landscape, coupling multiple genres of African-inspired rhythms with infectious vocals.
The result is a bold statement on the direction of world music and forthright challenge to the power structures that continue to oppress; a significant step towards the realization of the sound and ideas of the transnational bass movement.
Twelve tracks . . .