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Sambada / Novas Raizes/New Roots
Album:Novas Raizes/New Roots Collection:World
Artist:Sambada Added:08/2004
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2004-11-29 Pull Date:2005-01-31 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2004-11-22 
SAMBADÁ – “Novas Raizes/New Roots”
self-released, 2004

SambaDá is Santa Cruz’s premier Brazilian music ensemble. The group is rhythmically tight with good jazzy arrangements. The original tunes are strong, with hummable melodies and hot grooves, while covers are treated lovingly. The longer tunes do tend to wander a bit in the middle, and several tracks are just too “smooth” for my taste, but don’t let that stop you.

#9-11 are a suite but can be played separately.

Fo’s picks: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16

2: uptempo and catchy; mellow jazzy midsection
3: cute & bouncy with an African flair, a samba-highlife blend
4: relaxed samba-rock, with a clear Santana influence + rapped vocal
6: a classic tune, insistent beat & vox
7: another classic; lazy tempo, cute melody, turns lively after 3 minutes
8: light and breezy, nice clarinet touches
9: quick, stripped down, group vox + drums
10: smooth jazz, moderately funky
11: another like #9, steady rhythm
12: sweet melody, catchy chorus, berimbau at start and end
13: relaxed tempo, rolling rhythm
15: upbeat, rolling groove, disco middle!
16: Carnaval batucada percussion, not frantic but solid.

[ Fo ] – 11/22/2004

Track Listing
1.Batucada Introducao 9.The Cruz I
2.Levanta a Vela 10.The Cruz 2
3.Ela Deu O Radio 11.The Cruz 3
4.Axe Axe 12.Berimbau Ja Cancou
5.Libera 13.Vem Ca Samba
6.Rojao 14.Ze
7.Nasci Para Bailar 15.Nao Desespere
8.Pego Meu Violao 16.Sambada Batucada