Dendé: “Liga Desliga”

All this week, the Song of the Day features artists playing at this weekend’s Wobeon Fest–the Austin world music festival taking over Ironwood Hall on Saturday.

Since the age of fourteen, Dendé has been obsessed with rhythm and percussion. The Brazilian musician has incorporated styles from all around the world into his sound, including funk, Brazilian folk music, and traditional Afro bloco, which is a combination of Brazil’s samba with Jamaican reggae. Dendé has appeared on stages across the world, including Lincoln Center in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and he’s also collaborated with fellow world music acolyte David Byrne. Today’s song of the day chronicles a poor woman’s fight against the electric company–it’s called “Liga Desliga,” or “Connect Disconnect.”

Catch Dendé at Wobeon Fest starting at 11:20 p.m. on the main stage.

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