We’re honestly so thankful and amazed that we have customers in Brasil…Mochilla will be screening Timeless in São Paulo February 9th, 10th, 11th and in Rio De Janiero Feb 16th, 17th, 18th, hope you can make it out! (click image to enlarge each flyer).
It is sometimes easy to forget that Timeless is the brainchild of two photographers and a promoter. But for those lucky enough to see the shows live there was always photographs there to remind you. For Verocai we had an amazing slide show of a recent trip to the North East of Brasil, Suite for Ma Dukes was presented complete with a tough look at Dilla’s Detroit and of course Mulatu’s show was resplendent with a slide show of Ethiopian photographs.
In 2004, Miles Cleret of Soundway Records, Will “Quantic” Holland and B+ spent three weeks in Ethiopia. The plan was to meet Mulatu and dig for records. B+ shot some 120 rolls of film and the best of that is represented here. The music is an exclusive track from the concert that didn’t make the film. “Ene Alantchi Alnorem” is a languid beautiful song of longing.
This slideshow along with lots of other treats are contained on the DVD.
We’re fans of DJ Nuts here at Peach, and here is a free mix he did of Arthur Verocai songs courtesy of Mochilla (click the image above to download). A little background:
One the eve of the Verocai Timeless Concert Series show, DJ Nuts was supposed to perform with Madlib. He made the arduous journey from Brasil after completing a show with Marcelo D2. He endured a punishing series of flights that took 20 hours to complete, and in the end, a plane delay caused him to miss his own set at the start of the show.
In a pinch, J. Rocc stepped up to the plate and performed a stellar set at the Luckman in his place, and Nuts went on to DJ a mind-blowing two hour set at the after-party.
So much of Mochilla’s dealings in Brasil would not have been possible without Rodrigo Teixera (known to the world as DJ Nuts). The Verocai concert surely would never have happened without him. His role in helping with the pre and post coordination was enormous.
DJ Nuts is an astute and rigorous historian of Brasil’s vast and varied musical culture. His record collection is legendary; his skills as a DJ are world class. Mochilla commissioned him to make this mix to help people understand the extraordinary legacy of Verocai. Many by now know Verocai’s self-titled album, some even know the more popular compositions and arrangements, but none have dug as hard as Nuts. Years of collecting and a strong friendship with Verocai himself have made this historic mix possible. 78 minutes of all Verocai compositions and arrangements is a dream come true.
In support of the upcoming Timeless DVD Box Set release (March 30th) via the folks at Mochilla, enjoy this video and audio mp3 download of one of Mulatu Astatke’s most celebrated pieces of work, “Yekermo Sew.”