Branko's 'Club Atlas' is taking on the world, drawing from disparate sources of musicial inspiration to help on his journey to create some of Lisbon's most exciting music. The whole trip in captured in a new TV show.
An 8-episode trip that starts in Lisbon and passes through Lima (Peru), Bombay (India), Accra (Ghana), Montreal (Canada), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Praia City (Cape Verde).
What is the new musical trend in Ghana? Who are the new characters in the São Paulo music scene? Where to eat at 05h in the city of Lima? These, and other peculiarities are present in "Club Atlas", documentary series that the musician and DJ Branko premieres on February 19 on RTP2. A trip through some of the most interesting cities on the planet - in search of the most revolutionary musical phenomena today.
The starting point is Lisbon, the birthplace of Branko, where he spends his time in the company of some highly regarded guests. The trip is followed by director João Pedro Moreira, who also becomes a character in this exciting journey in the search of a new sound.
"Nothing is more urgent for me than to put in front of an audience all the cultural diversity that I find in the music and fortunately, that today it is not lacking. The digital boom has changed the rules of the game, but it is still more important than ever to amplify musical phenomena and their geographic coordinates so that we can get to know each other better." (Branko)
The search for the combination of traditional rhythms and electronic music takes Branko to cities like Lima, Montreal and Bombay - to meet the local heroes who are putting their city on the new musical world map.
Branko is the fundamental character of the current Portuguese musical scene. With a career linked to Buraka Som Sistema, João Barbosa (aka Branko) is a cornerstone of the Lisbon music scene and of trends that are reflected in countless curatorships in rooms and festivals around the world.
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