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PAPAJACA - BRAZINDIAS

21 SUMMERS IN UNITED KINGDOM

 

From Galas, Melas and Festival's around West Yorkshire, Dewsbury to stages around the world. Yes I'm doing it!,

England has been the platform for many of my musical adventures since I landed in the Terra da Rainha (Google that!)  To celebrate 21 years of summer in United Kingdom the multinstrumentlista and singer claudio kron do BRAZIL aka PAPAJACA are releasing the new album

  

BRAZINDIAS is completion of songs from my childhood to the grooves I create today!  With various genres rhythms, melodies and lyrics in brazilian portuguese that embellishing  the world music formula. The music is very diverse rhythmically with traditional brazilian instruments embedded in african and indigenous roots.

 

PAPAJACA - BRAZINDIAS is the 3rd album of the artist who with the core members of the band creates the vibrant and soulful music.  With bass power riffs from Kenneth James Higgins, Guitars from Craig Scott and Julian Socha. The album was recorded with the music producer Grant Henderson ( Loom Studios Yorkshire).   In these album I had the privilege to work and collaborate with the world class musician you will find in United Kingdom

RECORD LABEL: Shove It Up Your Cult, James Lee Brown

ABOUT THE BAND PERFORMANCE LINE-UP

Powerful music with majestic bass lines by Kenneth James Higgins/UK,Jamaica, Craig Scott/Scotland) (electric guitar), Julian Socha/UK/Gypsy ( acoustic guitar) + the musician guest Jocob Maskell-Key/China/UK on drumkit + vocal and exotic percussion. The album BRAZINDIAS - Is a catalogue of intricate rhythms from Funk to Afro, Classic to Disco, Samba to Reggae, a Brazilian version of Ska +++ Traditional stuff,....

 

 

COLABORATIONS

PAPAJACA -  Has collaborated to create BRAZINDIAS with the best musicians around the world EG:From Brazil: Alba Cristina aka Ia Darabi (vocal) Nadino do Acordeon (acordeon) Solene Reis (vocals and backing vocal’s) Jack Warlop (piano) James Lascelles (dulcimer, melodica, keyboards) Leroy Johnson (keyboards and guitar) Wiyaala ( feat. Vocals), Omar Puente (violin), Enrico Marchesi (trumpet), Paul Green (mandolin), Tom I’anson (trombone) Andy Cox ( Clarinet) Vijay Venket (flute)

RECORDED 

Loom Studios/Yorkshire/UK with music producer guru Grant Henderson 

 

In Brazil with Fernando Guimaraes at 878 Estudio in Itabuna, Bahia my native indigenous town.

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PAPAJACA  BRAZINDIAS   MUSICIANS   SPECIAL GUESTS

BRAZINDIAS

Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Music/lyrics

Jobert Michel Gaiger - Peom structure 
Kenneth James Higgins - BASS 
Craig Scott  - GUITAR 
Julian Socha - GUITAR 
Grant Henderson  - Drum Kit 
Enrico Marchesi – TRUMPET
Vijay Venkat - FLUTE
Claudio kron do BRAZIL - Pandeiro, berimbau, congas, surdos, calabash, xequere, timbales, timbau, efeitos 

BACKGOUND TO SONG

Brazil was discovered by accident by Portuguese Pedro Alvores Cabral and the Spanish Christopher Colombus when the great navigators set off from Europe to go precisely to India in Asia in search of spices EG: paprika, coriander, cumin etc. The ship changed direction going in the opposite way arriving in Porto Seguro, Bahia.  The indigenous was already there wearing urucum, what’s knowing as cucum in India. This is based on true history, the rest is just tales,…

(Genre: FUNK with Afro)

JAMAICANO

Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Music version
Joao Veloso - Lyrics 
Kenneth James Higgins  -  BASS 
Roy Johnson  - GUITAR/KEYS 
Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Drum kit, berimbau, congas, triangle surdos, calabash, xequere, timbales, timbau, efeitos 

BACKGOUND TO SONG

Is about taking the blame by ignorant people

(Genre: Reggae/ Samba Reggae)

SEU JOAO

Claudio kron do BRAZIL - Music/lyrics 
Kenneth James Higgins  - BASS 
Solene Reis – feat VOCAL 
Omar Puente - VIOLINS
Nadinho do Acordeon  - ACCORDIONS  
Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Violao, drum Kit, pandeiro, calabash, xequere, zabumba, timbau, efeitos

BACKGOUND TO SONG

In Brasil we have an event that reminds me of Guy Fox with lots of bonfires and fire works to celebrate the life and death of San Juan Baptist with lots of traditional food, drinks and traditional dance. The event has it’s British influence. When the British and Germans started to build the first railway tracks in Brazil they use to get all the workers to celebrate in an event for all, as the Brazilian had a difficulty to pronounce the letter R the pronunciation become FOHO and FORRO become one of the greatest traditional movements to celebrate Brazilian culture.

(Genre: Forro Music)

AURORA

Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Music/lyrics 
Kenneth James Higgins - BASS 
Omar Puente - VIOLINS
James Lascelles – Dulcimer 
Jack warlop – Piano
Vijay Venkat - FLUTE
Claudio kron do BRAZIL - pandeiro, cajon, calabash, xequere, tambor d’gua, efeitos

BACKGROUND TO SONG 

About nature, day, sea, water, fauna, flora love and northern lights

(Genre: Classic Afro 6/8)

LIBERDADE

Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Music/lyrics 
Kenneth James Higgins - BASS 
James Lascelles - DULCIMER
Tom I’anson - TROMBONE
Claudio kron do BRAZIL - Guitars, drum Kit, bongo, congas, calabash, xequere, timbales, efeitos

BACKGROUND TO SONG

Liberdade mean freedom, freedom to our people freedom to our minds

(Genre: Galope = Brazilian Ska)

 

KD

Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Music/lyrics 
Ya Darabi / Alba Cristina - feat VOCAL
Kenneth James Higgins - BASS 
Paul Green –   Feat Mandolin
Andrew Cox –   Feat Clarinet
Claudio kron do BRAZIL – Violao, surdos, alfaia, gongue, campana, agogo, calabash, xequere, timbales, efeitos 

BACKGROUND TO SONG

This is a very dear song to me: When I was 15 years old my dad give to me and my sister a piece of land, in our absent he sold it. Then back from my travels in Sao Paulo I asked my daddy what’s happened to our land? He told us that he sold it!  So I asked KD?  KD Which means where is it?  Where is my land?.  KD minha Terra?  I quiet like the fact that he sold it this may avoided me to be there now looking after chickens and pigs.

(Genre: Maracatu)

BATUQUE

Claudio kron do BRAZIL  - Music/lyrics 
Kenneth James Higgins - BASS 
Craig Scott – GUITAR
Julian Socha - GUITAR
Jack Warlop - KEYS
James Lascelles – MELODICA - Feat
Grant Henderson - drum kit
Claudio kron do BRAZIL - Congas, calabash, surdos, xequere, timbales, efeitos

BACKGROUND TO SONG

Is very metaphoric the song is about greed and freedom

(Genre: Disco and Samba Reggae)

DARABI
Claudio kron do BRAZIL – POEMUSIC – Berimbau de lata, Berimbau gunga, Calabash, Talking drum, tambor d’gua, xequere, congas, surdos, campanas, reco reco, xapa de metal
Wiyaala – VOCAL

BACKGROUND TO SONG

A pray for the Ialorixa ( Mother Darabi ) a Homege to the Orixas: Oxossi, Xango and Ogum.

(Genre: Afro)

 


AMIGO

Claudio kron do BRAZIL – Music/lyrics
Jack Warlop – PIANO
Tom I’anson – TROMBONE
Claudio kron do BRAZIL – Violao, garrafa, pandeiro, surdos, atabaque, tamborim, agogo, repique de mao, reco reco, ganza

BACKGROUND TO SONG

About unwanted friendship and been apologetic for it.

(Genre: Bossa / Samba)

SAMBAFRO

Apito, pandeiro, repenique, surdos, tamborim, agogo, caixa, campana, tambor falante, china boy.

BACKGROUND TO SONG

Instrumental samba with some Africans instruments to give the touch from the sounds of mama Africa. (

(Genre: Samba Erredo + Afro 6/8)


TRIBOS

Claudio kron do BRAZIL – Music/lyrics, berimbau, gunga, medio, lata, pandeiro, atabaque, agog, guiro, calabash, congas, 
Tiano Jae – VOCALS
Raphael Moari – VOCALS

BACKGROUND TO SONG

The diaspora movement brought many African nations, tribes, people, rituals, cradle to Brasil, This poem is the reflection into the African people who nowadays describe themselves as Afrobrazilians.

Recorded at

LOOM STUDIOS YORKSHIRE


produced by


Grant Henderson and Claudio kron do BRAZIL