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- Bossa Muffin is a "traveller’s diary" as Flavia Coelho describes it herself. It tells the story of a man who travels the world in order to find out more about himself. After leaving Rio de Janeiro for Paris in 2006, she met Bika Bika Pierre, a musician from Cameroon, who "opened the path to African music" for her, encouraging her to take up the guitar and work with fellow musician and producer Victor Vagh. With her two accomplices, joined by a group of musicians from various horizons, Flavia managed to craft a finely assorted sound; Bossa Muffin highlights the variety of her vocal talent.
Bossa Muffin is a unique mix of samba and bossa nova harmonic treasures, the hypnotic rhythm of the popular Nordestino music (forro, pagode…), the bouncing loops of reggae, the skilful braggadocio of ragamuffin, the essential pulses of African music, or even a glimpse of Catalan rumba…all of the above, seasoned with the voice of Flavia Coelho, no added effects or conceit – just a soft voice, a proud and fragile twang, appealing and warm, her colloquial voice, deep and natural. Erasing the boundaries between genre, between the tradition and the contemporary, Bossa Muffin, is however not a synthetic product created artificially in a laboratory, but rather a flavoursome fruit perfectly matured with unique experience and personality. This edition includes the single “Periferia” as well as her duet with Tom Fire “Mina de Niteroi”.
This new edition of the album (the first to be available in the UK) comes with four bonus tracks.
Flavia is playing live at the Purcell Room, London, on 15th November. She will be appearing as a guest on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour on that date.
- FLAVIA COELHO
- 1 CD
release date. 2012-11-19