Rich Medina Selects His 5 Favorite Brazilian Albums

Recently had a chance to speak with one of my favorite DJ’s Rich Medina and I asked him to share his favorite Brazilian music with Cultural Cannibals.  Rich has held down legendary parties in Philly and NYC, mixing up Funk, Afrobeat and other leftfield grooves.  Check out his list of soulful Brazilian classics below.

Rich Medina – Top 5

1. Milton Nascimento –  Clube Da Esquina – 1972 EMI Odeon

Milton Nascimento – O Trem Azul – Club Da Esquina:

2. Djavan – Djavan – 1978 EMI Odeon

Djavan – Serrado – Djavan 1978:

3. Jorge Ben – Força Bruta – 1970 Philips

Jorge Ben – Oba, La Vem Ela – Força Bruta:

4. Tim Maia – Racional – 1975 Seroma

Tim Maia – Imunização Racional – Racional:

5. Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai – 1972 Continental

Arthur Verocai – Pelas Sombras – Artur Verocai 1972:

Check out Rich Medina’s latest project The King Meets The President In Africa, a mashup of Michael Jackson and Fela. Available as a free download here. Thanks to my friend Marco Spada of Tribal Realities for introducing me to this project.

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