ESQUEMA NOVO - DJ TAHIRA
On his first visit to Brazil Música Macondo’s Tim Garcia had the pleasure of sitting down with esteemed DJ and producer Tahira in his native São Paulo.
Tahira is a DJ who has been championing the Afro-brazilian roots of the countries music through his eclectic genre bending sets for many years and was one of the pioneers responsible for bringing the Afrobeat sound to Brazil (a country that now has many Afrobeat collectives).
They discussed his formative years as a DJ, his shift from Hip Hop and Acid Jazz to House and eventually rediscovering his roots through the most unlikely means.
Tahira describes the struggle he and his peers had introducing ‘the other side’ of Brazilian music to Dancefloors. They also spoke about the reaction to his seminal edit of Gilberto Gil’s ‘Toda Menina Baiana’, (something that we will all hopefully be able to purchase on wax soon…), the influence artists like Jackson Do Pandeiro and Quantic have had on his musical outlook, his recent release on the new label Tiff’s Joints and his future plans.
The interview is interspersed music and followed by an exclusive guest mix from the man himself, we hope you enjoy it!
Bixiga 70 – 7 Pancadas
Gilberto Gil - Toda Menina Baiana (Tahira Edit)
Renata Rosa - Brilhantina
Banda de Pifanos de Caruaru - Cavalinho Cavalao (Tahira Edit)
Tahira Guest Mix:
Catia de Franca - Quem Vai Quem Vem
Forro de Rabeca - Despedida (Dj Tudo Remix)
Quinteto Olinda - Caldo de Cana (Larry SKG Remix)
Nazare Pereira - Sinha Pureza
Coco de Amaro Branco - Todo Mundo Tem Um Amor
Coco dos Pretos - Chapeu de Palha
Manoel Cordeiro - Cumbia da Simone
Curica - Pedreirinha da Marituba (DJ Nirso Edit)
Sonzeira - Um Toque (Tahira Rework)
Milton Nascimento - Os Tambores de Minas
Nana Vasconcelos - Tiroleo
Fafa de Belem - Raça (Tahira Rework)
Azymuth - Raspa do Tacho
Di Melo - Kilario
Elis Regina - Alo Alo Marciano (Tahira Latin Rework)
Gilberto Gil - Realce
Presented and directed by Tim Garcia (Musica Macondo)
BOSSA FM: Brazilian Music in Context.