Leading world music label Luaka Bop is planning to release a compilation of music from Tim Maia, one of the most magnificent and intriguing figures from Brazilian popular music. The record will drop October 2nd and a highly limited edition 12″ is available now!
Tim was heavily involved in the music scene in Rio de Janeiro before he moved to the US in 1959. There he was exposed and immersed himself in the world of funk and soul before he was arrested for marijuana posession and deported back to Brazil. He returned to his homeland with a knowledge of the funk/soul movement in North America and then single-handedly changed Brazilian music forever with his fusion of soul with traditional Brazilian sounds.
Check out a preview of the documentary below for a taste of what you can expect on the forthcoming compilation. If you are unfamiliar with Tim Maia and his music I suggest you take a little digging journey around YouTube and listen to his music, then if you like it, buy this compilation!