As we approach his very first UK shows, we’ve decided it’s finally time to share our comprehensive conversation about his latest album.
A few months ago, just hours before his showcase at Tallinn Music Week, we had the pleasure of meeting French-based Brazilian singer/songwriter João Selva. We engaged in a unique, track-by-track conversation focused on Passarinho, released in February by Underdog Records.
Passarinho is a contemporary take on the tropicalia revolution of the 70s, blending samba, soul, jazz, and funk.
Across its 10 chapters, the album takes us on a musical journey, blending influences from various regions, including Angolan semba, Cape Verdean funaná, Caribbean zouk, and Congolese rumba, all through the lens of Brazilian rhythms.
1. João Selva – Passarinho
2. João Selva – Cantar Cantar
3. João Selva – Seu Carnaval
4. João Selva – Por Um Amor
5. João Selva – Vai Te Curar
6. João Selva – Sete Ventos
7. João Selva – Menina Me Encanta
8. João Selva – Cirandinha
9. João Selva – Chuva
10. João Selva – Mar De Estrelas
- Listen in to all of Rebel Passport previous episodes HERE -