André Sampaio & Os AfroMandinga – Desaguou

André Sampaio is lead guitarist of one of the most popular Roots Reggae bands from Brazil, “Ponto de Equilibrio”, and a pioneer of the new wave of Brazilian musicians working with Afrobeat. But the ingredients used for his first solo album “Desauguou” do not finish here. Jazz, Blues, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Dub and Samba are also part of the explosive and diversified mixture that he and his band brew together. Counting with the participation of guest musicians from Brazil, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Portugal André Sampaio says he is dedicated to contructing a bridge to “unite tradition and modernity, africanity and brazilianess through sound”.

Mixed in big by Buguinha Dub the record gains a 60s/70s flavor and extra Dub versions from Brazil’s Dub master.
Apart of own songs the album counts with two cover tracks from Jorge Bem and Nelson Cavaquinho.

Free download from his website.