Tribalistas is an album released in 2002 by brazilian musical trio Tribalistas, consisting of Marisa Monte, Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown, as a one-off collaboration. The 13-track album was released in Brazil in late 2002 by EMI and internationally in 2003. The album sold over a million copies in Brazil alone, despite the group never performing any song on TV or giving any radio interviews. The album also achieved considerable success in Europe; it was the best-selling album of the year in Portugal and it went triple platinum in Italy and double platinum in Spain. The album also charted in Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, among other countries.
“Ten years after Beleza Tropical Volume 1 turned the world on to the popular music of Brazil (MPB), along comes volume 2 to bring us up to date. The first volume did a great job covering the 1960s and '70s; volume 2 does an equally impressive job in focusing on the late '80s and the '90s. The MPB scene is as vibrant as ever. Elder voices of the movement like Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Sergio Mendes have recently put out some of the best work of their careers, and you'll find wonderful examples of that here. The new generation of MPB stars are also amply represented – Marisa Monte, Daniela Mercury, the late Chico Science, Moleque de Rua, Os Paralamas Do Successo, and others all contribute excellent work. The songs incorporate the technological changes of the past decade and meld elements of rock, jazz, funk, reggae, and African music with the rich traditions of Brazil. The result is music that is coherent, edgy, and creatively compelling. This compilation is very well sequenced, so that it doesn't sound like a hodgepodge of styles, but instead flows flawlessly from tune to tune.Jeff Grubb (Editorial Review, Amazon.com)
At the height of her decade-long rise to fame, Julieta Venegas released her first live album, MTV Unplugged, a star-studded and meticulously arranged performance recorded before 450 adoring fans in Mexico City. She performs her greatest hits, of course, but she also adds to her set list relatively obscure songs – most delightfully "Esta Vez," a ballad from her debut album, Aquí (1998) – and several new songs, including the international chart-topping lead single, "El Presente." As with many MTV Unplugged albums, guest stars are featured throughout; most noteworthy among them here are Spanish rapper Mala Rodríguez, who performs in the place of Chilean rapper Anita Tijoux on "Eres Para Mí," and Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte, who duets in Portuguese on "Ilusión" (a new song written by Venegas, Monte, and Arnaldo Antunes). Guest star or not, the performances are each interesting in their arrangements, which are generally quite different from their studio original counterparts.
Contre les berges de Lisbonne, l'histoire jette ses héros en vrac. Poètes, navigateurs ou colons déchus de l'Angola indépendante, ils apportent, venus de plusieurs siècles, l'image du déclin qu'ils ont vécu : celui de l'empire par deux fois brisé - en 1578 avec la domination espagnole et en 1975 avec la fin des colonies d'Afrique. …