Womad Q&A: Latinaotearoa

Local groovemasters Latinaotearoa put forward their Brazilian-Japanese-Kiwi DJ and beat programmer Bobby Brazuka answers a few quick questions.

What was the first piece of music which really affected you?

The sound of the tamborim.

Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia at home?

Two real rare records from Tim Maia (Brazilian Soul Singer) called Tim Maia Racional Volume 1 & 2. It was produced when Tim joined a cult and its his most beautiful work. Then he put his mind back in place and left the cult. Then decided those records could never being manufactured or distributed again. I have two of the rarities at home. Love them to pieces.

What's coming up for Latinaotearoa in 2014?

We are going to Brazil for a tour at the end of April, then working on our second album from there. I'm building a studio at my mum's house where me and Isaac [Aesili] will be working for a month. Getting inspiration straight from the source. From our roots.

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