Juçara Marçal (BR)
On Delta Estácio Blues, São-Paulo-based singer, composer and actor, Juçara Marçal delivers an electric, unflinching take on contemporary Brazil where samba, tropicalia and maracatu are reimagined via hip-hop production techniques. Created under an oppressive political climate as Brazil suffered from the pandemic, pain, anguish, chaos and anger run through Delta Estácio Blues. Co-produced by Marçal with fellow Metá Metá founder Kiko Dinucci the album was partly inspired by Danny Brown’s 2017 leftfield rap masterwork ‘Atrocity Exhibition’.
“Melding industrial 808s with melodic softness, Marçal weaves disparate strands into a playful and powerful whole.” The Guardian, Global Album Of The Month
“A powerful balancing act between beauty and terror throughout” The Wire
“Delta Estácio Blues is a major LP…a cohesive and fiery statement” The Quietus