Scorching South American sounds from Latin-infused Scandinavians
When you think of Latin music, Sweden doesn’t spring to mind — but perhaps it should. A Bossa Elétrica may hail from Stockholm, but their most recent album, do Norte, features the kind of percussive Brazilian rhythms that wouldn’t sound out of place on a sizzling Rio beach.
The music of this seven-piece outfit is quite modern and organic, with electronic flourishes darting beneath Portuguese verses and acoustic accompaniment.
On this 15-track album sampler (on this page), be sure to listen out for a hip-shaking version of Roy Ayers’ Everybody Loves The Sunshine (seventh song).