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Music From Bahia
Bahian Axé Music


Bale Mulato Ao Vivo

Daniela Mercury
 

The Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil: Bahia

Brazilian Music Collections


Multishow AO Viv No Maracana

Ivete Sangalo
 

A Gente Ainda Não Sonhou

Carlinhos Brown


Axe Bahia 2007

Axé Bahia Collections
 

Ver-Te Mar

Babado Novo

More Axé & Bahian Music Artists And CDs

Axe  Music,  Carnaval, & Afro-Brazilian
Music From Salvador And Bahia, Brazil
Afoxes,  Blocos Afro, & Samba-Reggae

Brazil's most African city, Salvador, is often called "Bahia" and is itself the capital of Bahia state, in the Northeast. The city and state have produced many of Brazil's great musicians, including João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi,Gilberto Gil, Novos Baianos, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, and Maria Bethania. The musical melting pot of Bahia is famous for afoxé groups (like the Filhos de Gandhi), blocos afro (such as Ara Ketu, Olodum and Ilê Aiyê), the amazing dance & martial art capoeira, Afro-Brazilian religion, and the largest "street" Carnaval in Brazil. Bahia's lively axé music mixes samba-reggae, afoxé, frevo, pop, Caribbean styles and other ingredients. It emerged as a new musical category in the '80s, shaped by the blocos afro, Salvador's Carnaval, the trioelétricos, and musicians like Luiz Caldas, Moraes Moreira, Chiclete com Banana, Banda Reflexu's, Gerônimo and Banda Mel. This evolution is traced in The Brazilian Sound. For an update on Bahia's Carnaval, see Bahia's Blocos Afro & Afoxés: Changes in Salvador's Carnaval.

Contemporary Bahian stars include Carlinhos Brown, Virginia Rodrigues, Ivette Sangalo, and Daniela Mercury. Listed below are some of the leading figures in Bahian music, and their CDs that are currently available in North America. For Bahian dance-party music we recommend Olodum, Timbalada, Ara Ketu, Chiclete Com Banana, Daniela Mercury, Ivete Sangalo, and the Axé Music annual samplers. For current innovation, we recommend albums by Carlinhos Brown,Daniela Mercury, and Virginia Rodrigues. You can access capoeira videos, CDs and books in our Capoeira Index. For Afro-Brazilian religions, check Candomblé & Umbanda BooksCandomblé CDs, and the documentary Ile Aiye (The House of Life).
 


Bahian Music CDs & DVDs

Eu Sou a Multidao

Vania Abreu


Ara Ketu
 

Retocando O Choro: Ao Vivo

Armandinho


Sou Asa

Asa De Aguia

Axe Bahia: The Group

Axe Bahia Collections: Various Artists

Babado Novo

Banda Beijo


Beleza Rara: O Melhor Da

Banda Eva

Banda Mel
 

Berimbau Blues

Berimbau CDs: The Afro-Brazilian Musical Bow


Maricotinha Ao Vivo

Maria Bethania

Bragada


Candomble de Ketu

Candomble Music

Capoeira Index


Mil Verões: Greatest Hits

Carlinhos Brown


Millennium: Luiz Caldas

Luiz Caldas
 

Eu Sou O Samba

Dorival Caymmi
 

Cheiro De Festa Ao Vivo

Cheiro De Amor

Chiclete Com Banana

Companhia do Pagode

Gal Costa


É O Tchan: 10 Anos

E O Tchan

Gilberto Gil
 

25 Anos

Ile Aiye

Lambada

Margareth Menezes


As Meninas


Eletrodoméstico

Daniela Mercury

Tony Mola(& Bragada)

Moraes Moreira

Os Novos Baianos


25 Anos De Samba Reggae: Ao Vivo

Olodum


Virginia Rodrigues


Festa

Ivete Sangalo
 

Show Do Terra Samba

Terra Samba


Timbalisimo

Timbalada

Caetano Veloso


DVDs about Bahian Culture & Bahian Music

Ile Aiye (The House of Life) - A Film by David Byrne

Ile Aiye (The House of Life) - A Film by David Byrne (DVD)


Axe Bahia 2000 (DVD)
Ivete Sangalo, As Meninas, Timbalada, É O Tchan,
Banda Cheiro de Amor, Terra Samba,  Banda Eva,
Companhia do Pagode, and Banda Beijo
(2001)




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