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TrocaBrahma at the New Picket

trocabrahma-230.jpgTrocaBrahma 07: Friday 27th July and Saturday 28th July 2007 The New Picket Liverpool.

* Brasilian psych-rock superstars Os Mutantes to play first-ever live shows in Liverpool: they’ll collaborate with JD Twitch (Optimo) on exclusive new music for TrocaBrahma.

* Also: exclusive live collaborations and brand-new material from Gruff Rhys- Super Furry Animals , King Creosote, Bonde Do Role, Four Tet, Diplo, Ben Westbeech, Radioclit and many more at TrocaBrahma.

Brahma invites you to celebrate the spirit of Brasil this summer with TrocaBrahma. TrocaBrahma 07 will synthesise the finest in established and emerging UK and Brasilian music talent for an incandescent series of must-see live shows, urban art and truly exclusive collaborations.

Converging a fiery cast of UK stars – including champion rhapsodist King Creosote, electronic alchemist Four Tet, wily Welsh pop warlock Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), global groove maharishi Gilles Peterson, JD Twitch of clamouring party-starters Optimo and urban jungle wunderkind Ben Westbeech; and a blazing range of Brasilian luminaries – such as psych-rock behemoths Os Mutantes, incendiary genre-benders Bonde do Role, counter-cultural superstar Tony da Gatorra, exquisite pop collective Open Field Church, celestial samba bard Romulo Froes, (and Favela sonic archivist Diplo), TrocaBrahma 07 is set to deliver an exhilarating culture jam of UK and Brasilian talent.

Much of the carnival’s fruit will be borne from the TrocaBrahma Exchange: a project during which the aforementioned UK acts visited Brasil in May to engage and create with like minded – and unlikely – indigenous counterparts.

Thus, expect an impassioned alliance of oddball arias and post-punk clatter from Gruff Rhys meets Tony da Gatorra; kaleidoscopic ghetto-pop chaos from Bonde do Role meet Radioclit / Amanda Blank; sublime Scottish folk and balmy bossa nova from King Creosote meets Romulo Froes; downtown samba-jazz and inner-city soul from Tita Lima meets Ben Westbeech; and ground-breaking mayhem from Tropicalia lodestars Os Mutantes with club-land tearaways JD Twitch of Optimo.

All of the participating artists will re-converge in the UK to perform their unique collaborations live for the first time at TrocaBrahma. All artists will also perform full live sets at the New Picket – after which a related series of exclusive podcasts will be unveiled.
Last year’s inaugural TrocaBrahma gala ran through London, Edinburgh and Manchester, and included sell-out shows and one-off aural alliances from the likes of Seu Jorge, Sway, 1990s, Soweto Kinch, Instituto and Gilles Peterson. TrocaBrahma is now an annual event and a vital highlight on the global music calendar.

Further information on TrocaBrahma:


King Creosote meets Romulo Froes; Gruff Rhys meets Tony da Gatorra; Ben Westbeech meets Tita Lima – hosted by Gilles Peterson. Friday 27th July Liverpool, The New Picket, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool L1 OBW. Tickets £14. Doors 7.00pm.

Os Mutantes meet JD Twitch (Optimo); Bonde Do Role meets Radioclit / Amanda Blank – hosted by Diplo. Saturday 28th July Liverpool, The New Picket, 61 Jordan Street, L1 OBW. Tickets £14
Doors 7.00pm
Ticket Outlets. Online:
Phone: 0870 2201116. In person: Liverpool. 3 Beat Records 5 Slater Street, Bulletproof 41 Hardman St, & Fopp 19 Brown St Manchester