Video: Gilles Peterson – Worldwide Awards 2013 Official Video

 

While Americans were immersed in Inauguration weekend, in London Gilles Peterson and some musical fam were grooving the eff out at his annual Worldwide Awards. The above recap video gives a look into the night’s performances and festivities and offers some words from Gilles himself.

Those featured include Marcos Valle, Neneh Cherry with RocketNumberNine, The Invisible, Nick Mulvey, Natalie Duncan, The Greg Foat Group, Hello Skinny, Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote, Mala in Cuba, Stubborn Heart, Andrew Ashong, Romare, Mr Raoul K, LeFtO, Alex Patchwork and Owiny Sigoma Band.

The year’s breakout artist was Hiatus Kaiyote, whom we also love quite dearly. Catch Nai Palm getting down at the awards show below.

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Video: Quadron – “Samba De Verão” for ‘Red Hot + Rio 2′ Boat Party in NYC

 

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On May 23rd, Red Hot hosted a boat party on Hudson River for their recent Red Hot + Rio 2 release. In the video above, Coco of Quadron talks about her love for Brazilian music and Portuguese, and also performs a beautiful rendition of “Samba De Verão” by Marcos Valle.

Word on the streets is that Quadron is in the process of finishing their sophomore album – we can’t wait!

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Red Hot + Rio 2 Coming This Summer


Red Hot in partnership with Entertainment One Music is set to release Red Hot + Rio 2 on June 28th. A modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement, the album will shed new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.

The Red Hot Organization is known for two (very important) things: 1/ having impeccable musical taste; and 2/ the ability to channel that taste into projects that successfully raise some serious money to combat HIV/AIDES. Compilations like Dark Was The Night (2009), and Red Hot & Riot (2002), all the way back to the first Red Hot + Rio (1996) have successfully raised over a million dollars and featured star studded line-ups that reminds one of the Grammys.

Red Hot + Rio 2 features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.

Check out Beirut’s lead singer Zach Condon’s cover of “O Leãozinho” (Originally sung by Caetano Veloso) after the jump.

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GPWW 8/9/10: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Feature

Despite the bad weather which kept us off the rooftop, we were very grateful for Gilles Petersons secret performance at NYC Soho House on Sunday; he played a killer set and naturally got the crowd moving. If you too want to be included in the hippest swanky events, always featuring quality music, follow our tweets for exclusive event entrances, plus crafty art and vinyl contests. 

This week on GPWW, Gilles Peterson features the words and sounds of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Their interview reveals a lot about the group: from their introduction to brass instruments and what they’ve been through to what’s next for them as a band. The first part of the show is mostly old favorites interspersed with brand new music from artists like Nia Andrews and Marcos Valle.

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