Bom Carnaval! Charlotte Algar and Erica McKoy with Daniel Félix and Tânia Moreira13.02.21
Bom Carnaval! In this two-part show, Worldwide FM producer, programmer and resident samba obsessive Charlotte Algar is joined by Erica McKoy for a deep dive into all things carnaval brasileira. Although the celebrations will be somewhat muted this year, it’s an important time to pay homage to a culture that has birthed so much of the music we hold dear here at Worldwide FM.
On this episode, Erica and Charlotte talk to Daniel Félix (pictured), a percussionist and Lisbloco mestre living in Lisbon, Portugal. They chat about the pedagogy of samba, Daniel’s musical blood and the cultural importance of carnaval.
They are joined by São Paulo-based Tânia Moreira (pictured second from left and below), journalist, percussionist and founder of Batucada Feminina. The platform is dedicated to knocking down the prejudice against women and non-binary people in baterias and escolas de samba, and provides a much-needed space for the celebration of the women at the forefront of the music.
This show will be in Portuguese and English.