Os Nelsons

Os Nelsons...

Injecting digital beats into Bahia’s powerhouse percussive traditions, Os Nelsons make the connect between Salvador and global ghetto tech. They see themselves as part of the ‘hi-fi diaspora’, the Afrofuturismo generation, making a new coda for MPB and dubbing it Música Periférica Brasileira – music from the disenfranchised periphery. Hailing from Bahia’s desert zone - the sertão - Os Nelsons flip the flow with playful dirty riffs and youth rebel energy, their sonic shock tribute to Brazil’s beating heart, its deep African heritage.