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Ninho de Vespa

Label: Motéma Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Onze de Abril; Comichão; Spokiando; Capibarizando; Pisando em Brasa; Quatro Cantos; Ninho de Vespa; O Que Nelson Gostou; Ta Achando Que Tá Devagar?; De Baixo do Frevo; Pipocando; Cara de Carranca; Moreas é Frevo.

Article: Album Review

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Ninho de Vespa

Read "Ninho de Vespa" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Elettrizzante. Il Frevo è un genere musicale e una danza nata alla fine dell'800 a Pernambuco nel Nordeste del Brasile e associata a quel carnevale. È caratterizzato da un ritmo frenetico, quasi parossistico, e nella metà del secolo scorso s'è imposto al carnevale di Rio, diventando il ritmo tradizionale dell'intera Nazione. Un po' com'è successo al ...

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Article: Album Review

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Ninho de Vespa

Read "Ninho de Vespa" reviewed by Jack Bowers


To begin, a couple of small but important details: first, saxophonist Spok (given name: Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque) is the leader of this remarkable seventeen-piece “orquestra." Second, Frevo isn't Spok's co-leader but a form of Brazilian swing / dance music whose wellspring is the area in and around Recife, Pernambuco. Is it jazz? Most definitely, as ...

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Article: New York Beat

Spok Frevo Orquestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Read "Spok Frevo Orquestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Nick Catalano


Frevo--a feverish, exuberant dance music from the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil--made its Big Apple debut last night (October 25th, 2014) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Theater. Virtually unknown in the U.S., it was originated by a composer known as Zuzinha as a street martial arts/ dance music and organized around carnival in cities ...

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Article: Live Review

Spokfrevo Orquestra, London, UK, July 2, 2013

Read "Spokfrevo Orquestra, London, UK, July 2, 2013" reviewed by Sammy Stein


Spokfrevo OrquestraRonnie Scott's Jazz ClubLondon, UKJuly 2, 2013Frevo is a hectic mix of Latin jazz with elaborate arrangements and intricacies. It evolved from several historical musical influences including military marching bands and polka. The composers of old are referred to as “maestros," to by the musicians. Refice, capital of the state ...


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