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Bat Makumba

by Bat Makumba

Bat Makumba provide a unique blend of traditional Brazilian rhythms mixed with funk and rock. Winner of the California Music Award for Outstanding Latin Alternative Album. Voted one of the Best Albums of 2003 by the East Bay Express.
Genre: World: Samba
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1. Trabalha
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2. Que Nada e Peixe
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3. Uma Gota
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4. Meu Caminhar
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5. Ca Minina
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6. Quiero (Cuba Rum, Cachaca Brasil)
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7. Mignon
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8. Tropico
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9. Exilio
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10. Resolucao
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11. Cantiga
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12. Lua Bonita
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13. Sereia
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14. Morro de Saudade (Enredo 415)
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15. Kidnapista
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
You've found Bat Makumba's debut CD!

The brainchild of Brazilian natives Alex Koberle and Emiliano Benevides and Americano bassist Carl Remde, Bat Makumba is the crossroads between the equatorial beats of Brazil and the punk, rock and funk influences of the U.S. and Europe. Locals to San Francisco, Bat Makumba's show is a hip renegade carnaval party full of tropicalia tinged ska, punk influenced forro, and rock infused samba.

Since their debut in 2000 Bat Makumba have garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base throughout the West Coast. Winners of a California Music Award for Best Latin Alternative Album and a SF Weekly Music Award for Best World Music Band, Bat Makumba have been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of Five Latin Bands to Watch, and their debut album was named one of the Best Records of the Year by the East Bay Express.

Incorporating the varied influences of horn player David Gibbs, keyboardist Jason Moen and drummer Noah Waldman, Bat Makumba's live show brings together an international palette of musicians and instrumentation (including accordion, zabumba, megaphone, clarinet and alfaia). Named after the 70s classic Tropicalia song by Caetano Veloso + Gilberto Gil (popularized by Os Mutantes), "Bat Makumba" loosely translates to mean the mixing of Brazilian traditionalism with international pop culture.

Don't miss this kinetic, percussive music... join the renegade carnaval party that is Bat Makumba!


"[Bat Makumba's] growing number of diehard fans who pack the band's shows are evidence that this irresistible percussive music gets across to feet of all persuasion."
- The Beat Magazine (Nov/Dec, 2003)
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"The San Francisco-based Brazilian rock band Bat Makumba comes out of its cave with a potent self-titled debut album... With this album they are ready to drive Brazilian pop fans batty." (Jesse "Chuy" Varela)
- The Latin Beat Magazine (Oct, 2003)
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"A super-impressive set of Brazilian/latin dance funk tunes, written and recorded by a trio out of San Francisco, CA... Highly recommended..."
- Slipcue.com (Summer 2003)
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"Bat Makumba have been holding court at some seriously sweaty shows at local venues for some time, and now they've finally gotten into the studio to capture their take on Música Popular Brasileira (MPB). The band's debut release, Bat Makumba, serves as a sharp calling card."
- San Francisco Bay Guardian (8/20/02)




Bat Makumba are:
Alex Koberle on lead vocals and guitar
Carl Remde on bass, vocals and electronics
Emiliano Benevides on percussion and vocals

Other contributing musicians on the CD:
Vehla Guarda da Mangueira;
David Gibbs on saxophone, clarinet and flute;
Andy Korn, Joel Fadness, Broc Funke and Ben Leinbach on drums;
Ben Tergis on keyboard and accordion;
Annie Sajdera on keyboard;
Aurea Onorato and Raquel Ramos with backing vocals


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Ricardo Bolao

A new brazilian music been born in SF.
I loved this band. 5 years in SF and seeing BAT MAKUMBA was a big, huge and delightful surprise. I love the CD with many alternative type of music.
Bat forever!
Valeu garotada e parabens pelo CD.

Sara Barr

Great CD that represent well Brazilian music.
Yeaaaah! I just got this CD and it is awesome!
A friend of mine recommended it to me and I am glad I got it. A mix of many styles of Brazilian music with very interesting lyrics. Great work Bat Makumba!

Aimee

Great album- and music sounds even better LIVE
If you cannot see Bat Makumba live, you should at least get this album to get a taste of the energy they put into their music. You can't help but dance when you play it. My friend played one of the songs at her wedding reception- it even got the old people on the dance floor!

Marcelo Alves

Bom demais!!!
Uau! Uma banda brasileira nos EUA arrebentando. Uma mistura de rock, funk, samba, maracatu, baião...tem de tudo! E super bem feito. As letras muito legais também. Porreta!

Lina

As good as I remembered!
I saw them perform for Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco for the first time and I was sold. High energy!

Carla Moina

Yeap, I love it!
Great songs! It is an amazing variety of styles.
I really enjoy this CD.
Gota is amazing! Kidnapista rocks and it is very unique.
The whole CD is wonderful.

Steven

Super effort.
Great selection of classic and relatively new Brazilian music. You'll be up and dancing immediately!

Mauro Enrique

What a band!
I met the percussionist of the band(Emiliano-crazy guy)during a visit to San Francisco and he gave me a Bat Makumba flyer.
I went to their show and I was stunned! Increadible energy.
From there I got a cd and it is in my car stereo 24/7.
Loved them and hope to see again soon.

quynh

Fantastic music!
I met Emiliano at a party after the North Beach festival and got the CD then. I was quite surprised w/ the CD-- been playing it almost everyday, very lively and happy music... Well done job guys!