Sonoridade host/producer Béco Dranoff returned to New York after an extended six week stay in Brazil carrying a precious cargo of over 40 CDs released during 2011 - an amazing year for the modern Brazilian MPB scene. During the year several new artists emerged from all over the country, releasing extremely accomplished first or second albums. Names like CRIOLO, BIXIGA 70, AMABIS, DALUA, JAU, TIBLESS, ORQUESTRA BRASILEIRA DE MÚSICA JAMAICANA and many more. For Música Moderna #6 Béco selected some favorite tracks from this fresh crop, focusing on a progressive vibe, and celebrating the upcoming Carnaval frenzy that takes hold of the country for a week in mid-February. Crank up your computer and join us for an amazing up-to-the-minute sonic safari to the land of sun & groove!