Mr Bongo set to reissue Gal Costa’s masterpiece Índia on vinyl

Brighton-based label and record store Mr Bongo‘s will reissue Gal Costa’s Brazilian masterpiece Índia next month. A post-Tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movement’s major players and real legend of Brazilian music.

The album originally released in 1972 features a host of the era’s leading musicians, including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai, Tenorio Jr. amongst others.

The jaw-dropping album due out on July 7th comes complete with the original artwork that was banned by the Brazilian military government in 1973 during the brutal dictatorship.

Gal Costa – India

Delivering a melting pot of sounds Índia is an effortless infusion of MPB, folk, jazz, funk and rock with strong Tropicalia and Nordestino influences throughout the record.

Check out the fantastic “Pontos De Luz” as sampled by Kaytranada on “Lite Spots” below.

Índia is out on July 9th via Mr Bongo – pre-order here.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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