Convivencia, on the ever-righteous Now-Again label) who sings exceptionally sweetly — not unlike the Milton Nascimento with whom he shares a surname — as he fleetly plucks his seven-string acoustic guitar in smartly curated, gorgeous songs from slightly-less-heard-here Brazilian legends such as Hermeto Pascoal, Baden Powell and Moacir Santos, along with sounds from the urban post–bossa nova scene known in Brazil as MPB (música popular brasileira). Veteran Brazilian percussionist Guello supplies the accompanying heartbeats.
Well, we know what a carioca is (it’s a resident of Rio de Janeiro), but a Caroica? That’s another beautiful mutation of Brazilian music at the hands of guitarist-singer Fabiano Do Nascimento. The L.A.-based Rio native is a former member of ace tradition-morphers Triorganico (please check their 2009 album,