For now, this page is a random assortment of archival field recordings. All of the audio spanning 2009 to 2012 was recorded by me during my fieldwork. Earlier recordings are from a variety of sources . In the future, I may feature some studio recordings released on CD by some of the mestres with whom I am friendly, with their permission.
Sambada in the main plaza of Nazaré da Mata, recorded in 4-track audio by Chris Estrada
2009 Chá de Fogo – Itaquitinga – Sambada between Barachinha and Zé Flor. As this was the first full sambada I ever recorded, my batteries ran out before the good stuff at the end of the night. This recording, probably sourced from a cell phone, is the only full version I currently have and may be the only extant version. You can stream it below, or download it directly from this link
STUDIO RECORDINGS / GRAVAÇÕES DE ESTÚDIO