Banzé is a Brazilian term which is used with protest, they say Banzé to cause a riot, to cause a scene, to be fierce, an uprising from what is going on right now in the country.
Leopold Nunan aka Leo From Rio is a creative artist who has devoted his life to his passion for the arts, and now is his time to shine. This summer Leopold will bring the dance to you with his debut official release ‘Banzé’ via Wile Out with support of subversive digilabel Latino Resiste
‘Banzé’ is a homage to Brazil and all it’s beauty and grandiosity, which will be officially premiered at the legendary ‘Long Beach Pride’ festival Saturday May the 18th, that Leopold will be headlining the Dance stage.
From Rio with love, Leopold Nunan brings us his debut single release which features Samba legend ‘Beto Brown’ called ‘Banzé’ off his soon to be releases EP via Global Club Music label ‘Wile Out’ on May the 18th.
The single is a global dance track which brings all the elements of Brazilian culture from all over the country, sampling a native Brazilian flute, favela funk Tamborzão, lots of Beat-box vocals, Miami Bass breakbeat and some Samba percussion to bring together a song of strength and unity for all to enjoy on the dance floor.
Banzé is a homage to the beauty and charm of the Brazilian people and its culture as well as the mesmerizing Copacabana beach. Leopold wants to unite us all and say that we are all in this together no matter what we say or do, this is our right to live the way we are, you cannot change who we are.
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About the video
Banzé is the vision of Leopold Nunan, together with Emmy Nominee Billy Clift they developed a visual masterpiece that touches on the subject of what’s going on right now in Brazil, with the current right wing political takeover. It is inspired on a real Los Angeles character ‘Morena Santos’ a political activist who uses her talent as a samba dancer to empower women from all over the world.
The music video takes place in two countries USA and Brazil. We chose to use Copacabana beach and the famous sinuous black and white stoned boardwalk as the setting in Brazil, and in the United States we chose to use “East Jesus” located in Slab City or “The Slabs” which is known as the lay free place in the US as the backdrop to give the feeling that we are lost in this lawless land filled with sculptures, abandoned cars, old military plane, all in an open yard gallery.
In this music video Leo pays homage to the native americans of Brazil, also honored to announce the presence of Inuia Kamaiura Amaru from Xingu, a Brazilian native tribe member from Mato Grosso. He is the focus of the video with the flute sounds symbolising unity!
We want to raise awareness about the oppression going on with this minority group of natives, so that their voice can be heard, the Brazilian native people are suffering a lot under the current right wing Brazilian president.
Art for Leopold is a platform where he can express himself, it is an escape for him, it is his way to scream, it is his outlet to bring joy to all.
Banze gets Global Nomination for Brazil’s indigenous rights
Well deserved nomination for creating awareness about Amazons & Brazil’s current state of affairs.
Leopold Nunan is known globally as a performing singer & creative artist who has a strong political viewpoint on what’s going on in the geo-politics of the world, especially in his home country of Brazil. His most recent release ‘Banzé’ via Australian record label Wile Out, has been nominated for best ‘music video’ award at this years LABFF aka Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival.
The song predicted the issues going on right now in Brazil, with the corruption of the current government in power. There has been a lot of global coverage about the devastating fires that have been burning all throughout the native lands of the Amazon forest, these fires have been growing in size ever since the government took away the land rights from the native people, focused on an anti-environment & anti-indigenous economic policy. At the end of the music video we introduce you to a Brazilian native Anuiá Amarü from the Xingu tribe, who speaks about the resistance against the current president.
want the world to view ‘Banzé’ as a message of action, for us all to
understand what is going on right now in Brazil is not ethical and to
create awareness of the devastating fires that are still burning in the
Amazon forest. As part of the ‘music video’ nomination “Wile Out” will
be hosting a series of ‘Global’ fundraisers in which they are partnering
with the Amazon Watch organization.
There will be a handful of events throughout the USA from the 11th – 20th of October with dates locked in the cities of Oakland (11th), Los Angeles (16th), New York (18th) and the LABRFF Award ceremony on the 17th of October.
Grupo Bongar + Maga Bo – Macumbadaboa
Impressive collaboration exploring the lesser known Afro-Brazilian genres with an electronic twist
“Macumbadaboa” unites the ancestral sounds of Grupo Bongar from Pernambuco, Brazil with the electronic and dub elements of Maga Bo, the American/Brazilian DJ/producer based in Rio de Janeiro. The project includes the participation of various well known Pernambuco artists – Isaar, Cláduio Rabeca, Lia de Itamaracá e as Filhas do Baracho, Lu do Coco do Pneu, members from the Xambá terreiro, children from the local community as well as the Malian kora player Adama Keita. The album explores many northeastern Brazilian rhythms such as coco, afoxé and maculelê as well as subtle elements of electronic and dub music.
The songs were recorded in an improvised studio set up by Maga Bo in the
Memorial Severina Paraíso da Silva – Mãe Biu, in the terreiro of Xambá
in Olinda. The intention was to bring Grupo Bongar into a familiar
atmosphere where Guitinho could compose music and lyrics on the spot,
inspired by the history of the Xambá community which was represented by
all of the photos, antiques and relics that surrounded them in the
“The lyrics emerged from observing the pieces that make up the Memorial. The old photos, the utensiles used in the terreiro in the time of Mãe Biu, the old percussion instruments, the maps of Nigeria and Cameroon (where the Xambá folk originated) and the articles of clothing from that time. Finally, everything that reminds us of our history and the history of our people,” explains Guitinho. “The repertoire of this album brings traditional songs for the orixás and the entitiies of Jurema. The original lyrics emerged in the moment, through my observation of the pieces in the Memorial, during the recording.” – Marileide Alves
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