Brazilian scenesters Nação Zumbi are set to make a very rare London appearance (their first since 2006) and will be performing their classic and genre-defining tracks dating back to the early nineties, when they broke out with their debut record recorded with the much missed, Chico Science.
The Manguebeat movement was a turning point in Brazil’s musical history and Nação Zumbi were at the vanguard of this cultural legacy that spawned out of Recife, in the northeast of the country. Guided by the young living in urban centres of Recife who had lost connection with the joyous sounds of tropicalia, the music is a riotous mix of traditional rhythms of the region – Forro, Maracatu, Coco – with Punk Rock, Hip Hop, African derived Funk and Electronica. Their popularity soon spread across the whole of Brazil, and then the world.
The band’s international rise to fame led to an appearance on Jools Holland’s BBC show back in 2006 when they last performed in the UK. This headline show is part of a wider European tour and the group are currently planning their new record in 2018.