It is a hot summers day in Australia. I pass a central restaurant in Melbourne and suddenly hear some music that causes my interest. Brazilian artist Telmo Anum is playing inside. I step in for a listen. We instantly connect. A few weeks later we hook up at his home near the beautiful beaches in Gold Coast. For weeks we challenge the extreme hot weather and record some of Telmo Anums excellent songs that deriver from his time in Brazil, France and Australia. Anum has been in Australia for a long time, brought by love and his passion for waves. But his roots are in Brazil. Anums songs tell stories from pitoresque Olinda, cultural Pernambuco, the ocean and life in North Eastern Brazil. He develops further a rich Repente (regional Rap) tradition inherited from his father mestre Galo Preto. Anum has travelled and seen the world. The origin sources of regional Maracatu, Coco and Ciranda are freely mixed with influences such as Funk, Electronica and Hip Hop. I am thrilled by the results of our recordings and bring the material to New Zealand and Sweden, refine the arrangements and make additional recordings. Two years later Anum and I meet again in Olinda. This is where we complete the album. We work with Olindas fine, local musicians including legends as Cila do Coco and Galo Preto. Telmo Anum is back in Brazil ready to show the world some glimpses of his musical universe. The flavour and touch is authentic Brazilian spiced up with international collabortation from all over the World. I am proud to finally present the album - New Beat!
Album release 15th of November on
iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/new-beat/id733320912