Album Of The Week: Elza Soares – The Woman at the End of the World (A mulher do fim do mundo)

The woman at the end of the world (A mulher do fim do mundo) - Elza Soares

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Racism.
Domestic violence.
Drug addiction.
Global warming.
Sex.

The real issues facing Brazil in its Olympic year as told by septuagenarian Brazilian music icon Elza Soares on The Woman at the End of the World.

Over a sprawl of distorted guitars, squalling horns, taught strings and electronic shards, Elza sings, spits and screams tales of a life in Brazil that is anything but a tropical paradise.

On The woman at the End of the World Elza has teamed up with the cream of São Paulo’s avant-garde musicians for an album of apocalyptic, experimental samba sujo (‘dirty samba’)where samba is savaged by rock ‘n’ roll, free-jazz, noise and other experimental music forms.

The Woman at the End of the World is Elza’s 34th studio album and her first to feature previously unrecorded material, exclusively composed for her. Voted ‘Best Album of 2015’ by Rolling Stone Brazil it is  now available worldwide via UK-based label Mais Um Discos.

A true legend of Brazilian music Elza has an incredible musical oeuvre that stretches back over seven decades mixing samba with jazz, soul, funk, hip hop and electronica, whilst her life-story is a rags-to-riches-to-rags rollercoaster of triumphs and tragedies that has made her a voice for Brazil’s repressed female, black, gay and working class populations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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