For lovers of Latin music, one of the most eagerly awaited compilation series is Mr. Bongo Records’ Brazilian Beats. The first installment of this critically acclaimed compilation series was released thirteen years ago, back in 2000, just as the new millennia dawned. Little did Mr. Bongo Records realize that they’d launched one of the most successful compilation series of recent years, one which helped popularise Brazilian music. 

The next volume, Brazilian Beats 2, was released a year later in 2001. Volume 3 followed in 2002, with volume 4 released in 2003. Then after a gap of two years, 2005 saw the release of volumes 5 and 6. Since then, apart from a box set containing each volume of Brazilian Beats, there’s been no further volumes of Brazilian Beats. 

Eight years have passed and Mr. Bongo continued to release cutting-edge music. What had been one of the most…

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