Samba icon Elza Soares playing special shows (Town Hall, Summerstage, more)
79-year-old samba icon and Brazilian national hero Elza Soares offers a searing, surging fusion that combines Afro-Brazilian styles with wiry, dissonant strands of punk and noise-rock.
That compelling quote comes from Elza Soares's 2016 BEST NEW MUSIC Pitchfork review of A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World). It's emblematic of the kind of deserved attention Elza is finally getting. She has over 50 albums that Pitchfork didn't review before they reviewed one which made their 50 Best Albums of 2016. Central Park Summerstage, where she plays a FREE SHOW in August, sums her up like this: "Brazil’s iconic samba singer, provocative persona and signature vocalist."
Summerstage is one of a few exciting shows Elza is playing this year in support of the new record, all of them hip and high profile in the U.S. and Europe. You'd be crazy to miss one if you have the chance.
She's in NYC THIS WEEK as part of Red Bull Music Academy, playing a show at Town Hall on 5/19 with Forro in the Dark (tickets are still available!).
The Mais Um Discos label is also releasing an album of remixes of every song on A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World). Remixers include Laraaji, Gilles Peterson & Simbad, DJ Marfox, and more. Tracklist and trailer video below.
Also check out all dates and some songs and more videos, including some recent live footage:
A Mulher do Fim do Mundo remix album tracklist
01 Coração do mar (Laraaji)
02 Mulher do fim do mundo (Omulu)
03 Pra Fuder (Gilles Peterson & Simbad)
04 Firmeza (Marginal Men & Badsista)
05 Maria da Vila Matilde (DJ Marfox)
06 Pra fuder (Nidia Minaj)
07 O Canal (Izem)
08 Solto (Ricardo Dias Gomes)
09 Luz Vermelha (Kiko Dinucci) **(CD/DL/stream only)
10 Luz Vermelha (Psilosamples) **(DL/stream only)
Elza Soares -- 2017 Tour Dates
May 19 @ Town Hall in NYC (part of RBMA) w/ Forro in the Dark
May 31-Jun 04 @ Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 08-Jun 10 @ NOS Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
Jun 24-Jul 01 @ Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
Jun 27 @ Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 05 @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC (FREE) w/ Liniker e os Caramelows