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Sam’s Soul Shack: The World Tour – Brazil

Saturday 14 July 2018

Everyone has been gripped by World Cup fever, and Sam is no exception. But he has global interests of another kind too: he is on a quest to find the sauciest soul sounds from overseas – and we are going to showcase them in the HiFi basement this summer.

He has enlisted some of Leeds’ finest selectors to join him on a journey which will take you from our gritty northern streets to strange towns in Eastern Europe to Jamaican dancehalls and even the 1980s White Isle.

The first stop on Sam’s tour takes us to the carnival capital of the World, Brazil. Since the revolutionary movement of música popular brasileira in the 1960s, when culture was under pressure from conservative governance, the country has produced some of the smoothest soul sounds ever made. The style is instantly recognisable: hot, tropical rhythms overlaid with cool velveteen vocals that simply melt into space.

While much of its music is only conducive to states of utter relaxation, Brazil also has a knack for yielding fiery dance floor tracks – and that is exactly what Downtown Science will provide.

🍹 We are offering 2-for-1 cocktails every week to help get your party started in the tropical way 🍹

Time11pm
Price£3
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