J.R. stands for Jamie Roots and it’s the project of Uruguayan Juan Chao who spent three months living in Africa jamming with the locals. The product of those jamming sessions is this great free EP taking in influences from Africa, the West and Latin America.

Some madness on this and really interesting material, well worth investigating. The Percussion is mad dope!

Here’s a self-made documentary too of that journey and one of his jamming sessions:

Watch Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Chile’ Performed on a Gayageum, a Traditional Korean Instrument


This is probably the best cover version of this classic Hendrix track I’ve ever heard.


Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 song “Voodoo Chile” is already a classic. But it becomes all the more so when you see it performed by Luna Lee on a Gayageum, a traditional Korean stringed instrument. The first Gayageum dates back to the 6th century. If you like seeing western rock standards reimagined within an Asian aesthetic, then you won’t want to miss: The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” Performed on Traditional Chinese Instruments.

Intiche * Wachi – ElectroNative Mix


Interesting set here from this dude based in Berlin and here’s what he says:

All extracts of music, sounds, voices were taken with great care and respect from the heart and spirit. just to exalt this powerful message of love and consciousness towards our mother earth, all living things, and the great spirit.with no commercial interest.

i play this set throughout the year 2012 in a lot of festivals, concerts, open airs, street festivals, clubs, parties, bars, theater, carnivals, etc … in Germany, Spain, France, alone on stage or with other great musicians. Now the set is here after a lot of work to get a good sound on this live performance.

some instruments are missing or could not be registered as some charango, flutes, percussion elements. to all who would listen again, and for the first time, to all who have supported and helped my performances, projects and creations, my love my daughter, my partner, my family, friends, musicians, producers, artists and all the people who like this music and this movement, thanks! And enjoy!

Conscience, peace, intelligence, love


1 Intro * Kallawayas – extract film: “Sur les traces des Kallawayas” de Frederic Cordier 2 Wachi – Intiche
3 Cazadores – Intiche
4 Uelitl Yaotl – Intiche * Nahuatl Sound System Rmx
5 Huayman – Intiche
6 Daybno – Intiche * Bailanta Multitudo Rmx
7 Tigre – Intiche
8 El Extranjero – Intiche
9 Pachamama – Intiche * Chancha via Circuito Feat. Poeta Inka Rmx
10 Amazonia / Somido Amazonico – Intiche * Elias Mamallacta – Quichua Ecuador voice / Los Mirlos Rmx
11 K´usillu – Intiche & Matanza
12 Nuestra Madre Tierra – Intiche * Adela Principe – Quechua peru voice
13 Lehm – Intiche * Luzmila Carpio voice
14 Mapu – Intiche * Anonimo – Cantos tradicional Mapuches
15 Mbira – Intiche
16 Hirsch – Intiche
17 Gleichtakt – Intiche * Red crow – Dakota – Musician, activist American Indian Movement
18 Tumi – Intiche * Rose Auger – Cree Canada – Medicine Woman voice
19 Nanay – Intiche
20 Yachac – Intiche * Yachac – Ecuador – Hombre de Medicina
21 Auqui Auqui – Intiche * Ichumanta Rmx
22 Tahla – Intiche
23 Coyotzin – Llamado a los Rumbos del Cosmos * Caracoles

Master Vieira : Guitarrada


Sunshiney, Smiley, Happy Music!

Wherever you are in the world this ought to have you dancing around your office or home or wherever, it’s some brilliant Transnational Roots.

That’s right, not “World Music” but Transnational Roots and that’s what you’re all gonna call it from now on cause I said so, capitche! 🙂

Plus it’s a LIVE recording and we don’t post many live band recordings and so think yourself lucky and the guitar playing OMFG!!!

I’m too lazy and do not have the time to do research and also I am not a music journalist, an ethnomusicologist or even a blogger, I’m in the Ego Boosting Business!  So here’s more info about “Master Vieira” andthe genre known simply as “Guitarrada” that I liberated from Wiki.  At the end of the day, you just need to like how it sounds and if you do, then that is all that matters and if you’re interested enough, do your own research ahahahaa!


It’s a recording by Joaquim de Lima Vieira ( Barcarena , October 29 of 1934 ), better known as Master Vieira, is a musician Brazilian creator of the musical genre guitarrada . This style is marked by the disk of Broken Lambada launched in 1978 by guitarist, and was introduced in the 90s, the new generations by groups Carnation Carbon and Calypso .

Has recorded 20 solo albums. The song “Lambada Jamaican” (released on 82 “vinyl Melô Goat”) is his greatest success. Since 2003 the group also includes Masters of guitarrada , having released 2 CDs: Masters of guitarrada (2004, Seal Funtelpa) and Music Magneta (2008, Seal Lamp Records).In 2008 the Ministry of Culture received the Medal of Cultural Merit Order for his significant service to the Brazilian culture.

Guitarrada is a musical genre Para instrumental from the fusion of crying with carimbó, cumbia and young guard, among others.

It is also called lambada instrumental. Its creator is the Master Vieira . In this style electric guitar soloist is. The main representatives of the groups are present: Masters of guitarrada , Carnation Carbon and La pupuña .

A unique musical genre in the world. Created by Master Vieira, Barcarena natural, the musical rhythm appeared in Bethlehem, the guitar always makes the soil rhythms like cumbia, and merengue carimbó. The guitarrada is marked by the release of the album “Lambada from Broken” (1978). The innovation of the disc was present instrumental themes for guitar, always valuing the Amazon and Caribbean rhythms. Master Vieira, has his work heavily influenced by crying and proved virtuoso as a child. After having played mandolin, banjo, ukulele, guitar and wind instruments, he only had contact with the electric guitar in the 70s. Master Curica, is also linked to the musical tradition of Pará. Beside Verequete Pinduca and is one of the major artists who play carimbó.He was the leading arranger of discs Verequete and participated in the first record of carimbó disk, in 1971. Curica also manufactures its tools and is considered one of the responsible for the popular use of the banjo in carimbó arrangements. Aldo Sena, says he fell in love with guitarrada when he heard the disc “Lambada of Broken,” Master Vieira. In the same year, Aldo Sena was already showing the public his original work, done with the band The Popular Igarapé-Miri .

Ensaio ao vivo no programa Radar apresentado dia 7 fev 2013, preparativo para apresentação no festival Rec Beat em Recife, dia 9

Apresentação: Beto Fares, produção: Regina Silva, audio Assis Figueiredo,

Banda :
Mestre Vieira – guit solo
Ana Clara, Camila Honda e Natalia Matos – vocais
Pio Lobato – guit base
Dan Bordalo – teclado
Príamo Brandão – baixo
Vovô – bateria


Great bunch of pr0grammes here, which provide an excellent insight into some of the Transnational Roots genres that we love here at Generation Bass!



Awesome mixtape from my dude Coco.

I luv this country so much and the music is sooo special too.  This is an awesome mix of authentic sounds from that beautiful place.

Here’s what Coco says:

A bunch of Moroccan tunes I picked up during my vacation in Marrakech.