The late composer, arranger, musician and record producer Nonato Buzar is a lesser known great (outside of Brazil). His legacy leaves behind a rich body of recordings, working with some of the cream of the Brazilian 60sand 70s music scene, such as Evinha, Elis Regina, Wilson Das Neves to name a few as well as reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. The awesome organ driven dancer of ‘Cafua’ is taken from Nonato & Seu Conjunto’s ‘O Som E O Balanco De Nonato’ album from 1975 on Som records.
Mr Bongo re-issued Jose 769; Roberto’s (aka Ze Roberto) ultra rare ‘Lotus 72 D’ 7” earlier in 2019. ‘Crioula Mul colorida’ though not as scarce as ‘Lotus’ is still a hard record to find and is equally as great. This anthemic ‘samba rock’ gem, with its amazing breakdown, originally appeared as the B-side of a 7” in 1974 on RCA Victor. It has since been a favourite amongst Brazilian DJs and collectors, featuring on the in uen al ‘Via Brazil’ compila on series and ‘Brazilian Beats Brooklyn’ collec on on Mr Bongo.