Raimundo Sodré

You are on a matrix in the original sense of "source" (from "mater", Latin for mother). The Matrix is a Small World (often called "six degrees") Network devoted to (all) music & (all) the arts and wherein everybody is mere steps away from everybody else. Meaning that beginning at the known (Quincy Jones, for example) one may follow worldlines to the most unknown artists in the most unlikely places in our magnificently unlikely world (inspiration for the Matrix was amazing musicians in Bahia, Brazil).

 

Wow! Very impressive! ... I love what you've built here... Derek Sivers, founder, CD Baby

 

If Myspace Music had been set up like this they'd be using it to hear Hermeto Pascoal in Andromeda by now! ... Sparrow Roberts, founder, The Matrix

 

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST EVER SMALL WORLD CURATION NETWORK?

Any artist (in any field) in any place in the world can be potentially reached by anybody from anywhere.

 

BY WHAT WIZARDRY?

We've all heard of six degrees of separation, more properly called a small world network. Within six or so steps we can move through a chain of people knowing other people to just about anybody on the planet.

 

SIMPLY CHANGE "KNOW" TO "RECOMMEND"

In exactly the same way, step by step we can move through chains of ARTISTS RECOMMENDING  (curating) OTHER ARTISTS to to just about any artist on the planet.

 

LIKE THIS...

From the Quincy Jones page we get to one of his protégés, stellar young Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez. From the Alfredo Rodriguez page we reach a fabulous multinstrumentalist Alfredo plays with, Munir Hossn. Two more steps and we've reached Raimundo Sodré, lost in Bahia:

 

Raimundo Sodré Now

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DICTATED SILENCE

Sodré's meteoric major-label career was crushed and his life threatened by the Brazilian dictatorship years ago, sending him into a 19 year exile. He became almost impossible to find and hear.

 

MUSIC FALLS LIKE RAIN

But now lines of everbranching interlinked recommendations rise from Bahia to form a (small world) network rounding the planet like the arboreal canopy of a vast Amazonian rainforest. When the dictatorship ground Sodré into the dust, they unwittingly planted a seed.

 

IS THE MATRIX AN ALTERNATE REALITY?

The original meaning of "matrix" is "source", from "mater", Latin for "mother". We're real mothers for ya!

 

Matrix Headquarters
Pre-Brazil we "rescued" unpaid royalties for performers and composers including Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Led Zeppelin, Philip Glass, Mongo Santamaria, Airto Moreira, Gilberto Gil, Astrud Gilberto, Jim Hall, Robb Royer of Bread, Speedo & the Cadillacs, and many more! Recording by WXPN's Kim Junod

 

DOES THE MATRIX WATCH YOU?

Zero surreptitious tracking, data mining and data brokerage per Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, et al.

 

PATHWAYS ACCESSIBLE VIA ANY NODE BELOW, OR VIA A CATEGORY, OR USE THE SEARCH BOX:

Our logo is a sugarcane cutter, representative of the fact that the great root of Brazil's music is planted Congo-deep in the massapê -- rich alluvial soil -- of the sugarcane plantations of Bahia. It can also be seen as a metaphor for cutting pathways: