Artist of the Week: Rodrigo Amarante
Rodrigo Amarante is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has since 1997 collaborated with artists such as Devendra Banhart, Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) and big names of the Brazilian music scene such as Marisa Monte, Adriana Calcanhoto, Bebel Gilberto, Fernanda Takai, Moreno Veloso e Marcelo Camelo.
After releasing four albums with Los Hermanos (1999-2005) and two records with Brazilian supergroup Orquestra Imperial (2006) and Little Joy (2008), he finally released in late 2013 Cavalo, his first solo record, which stands as an exotic mixture of Latin and indie-flavored tunes that fluctuates with ease between English, French and Portuguese. Devendra Banhart, Fabrizio Moretti and Hollywood-star and comedian Kristen Wiig are some of the great participations on this fascinating record.
João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.