Indigenous, African, Sephardic and then Ashkenazik, Arab, European, Asian...

J. Velloso


This matrix is a globalized manifestation of the most all-encompassing cultural matrix on the planet.


Inspired in The Aleph... "O God! I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a King of infinite space..."

The Aleph / O Aleph


Based in fact: 8 billion human beings tend to within six degrees of connection to each other:

Wolfram MathWorld on the Small World Phenomenon

Matemática Wolfram sobre o Fenômeno Mundo Pequeno


Rooted in history: "Where there's misery, there's music!" ... opined for the ages by Raymundo Sodré during a conversation extending from the senzalas (slavequarters) of Bahia to the wards of New Orleans to the South Side of Chicago to Harlem to the villages of Ireland and the shtetls of Eastern Europe...

Raymundo Sodré


Built on hope: In a small world great things are possible.

Airto Moreira



"Dear Sparrow: I am thrilled to receive your email! Thank you for including me in this wonderful matrix." —Susan Rogers (director of the Berklee Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory; former personal recording engineer for Prince: recorded "Purple Rain", "Sign o' the Times", "Around the World in a Day", "Parade"... recorded David Byrne and others)

Susan Rogers


"Thanks! It looks great!....I didn't write 'Cantaloupe Island' though...Herbie Hancock did! Great Page though, well done! best, Randy"

Randy Brecker


"Dear Sparrow, Many thanks for this – I am touched!" —Julian Lloyd Webber (premier cellist in the United Kingdom; brother of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Phantom of the Opera...)

Julian Lloyd-Webber


"This is super impressive work ! Congratulations ! Thanks for including me :)))" —Clarice Assad (pianist and composer; works performed by Yo Yo Ma and orchestras around the world)

Clarice Assad


"Thanks, this is a brilliant idea!!" —Alicia Svigals (world's premier klezmer violinist)

Alicia Svigals


"We appreciate you including Kamasi in the matrix, Sparrow." —Banch Abegaze (manager: Kamasi Washington)

Kamasi Washington


Realized in the Historic Center of Salvador da Bahia ↓ ... incandescent city presiding over the Recôncavo: final port-of-call for more enslaved human beings than any other throughout all of human history and (seemingly ironically) birthing ground for some of the most spiritually and physically uplifting music ever made...



"♫ The time has come for these bronzed people to show their value..."

Bule Bule (Assis Valente)


Production: Betão Aguiar

Betão Aguiar


Open to all creators, catalysts. and creative entities (writers, filmmakers, fashion designers, producers, managers, venues, labels, publishers...)

Recommend somebody and you will appear on that person's page. Somebody recommends you and they will appear on your page.

Both pulled by the inexorable mathematical gravity of the small world phenomenon to within range of everybody inside.

And by logical extension, to within range of all humanity outside as well.

Matrix founding members are behind this radio...



...called by The Guardian "one of the 10 best around the world".

The Guardian


Epsilon below opens a master list of all currently universally integrated:



I'm Pardal here in Brazil (that's "Sparrow" in English). The deep roots of this project are in Manhattan, where Allen Klein (managed the Beatles and The Rolling Stones) called me about royalties for the estate of Sam Cooke... where Jerry Ragovoy (co-wrote Time is On My Side, sung by the Stones; Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin of course; and Pata Pata, sung by the great Miriam Makeba) called me looking for unpaid royalties... where I did contract and licensing for Carlinhos Brown's participation on Bahia Black with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock...

Sparrow/Pardal Roberts


...where I rescued unpaid royalties for Aretha Franklin (from Atlantic Records), Barbra Streisand (from CBS Records), Led Zeppelin, Mongo Santamaria, Gilberto Gil, Astrud Gilberto, Airto Moreira, Jim Hall, Wah Wah Watson (Melvin Ragin), Ray Barretto, Philip Glass, Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd for his interest in Bob Marley compositions (see "journalists" in top menu), Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam and others...

Gilberto Gil


...where I worked with Earl "Speedo" Carroll of the Cadillacs (who went from doo-wopping as a kid on Harlem streetcorners to top of the charts to working as a janitor at P.S. 87 in Manhattan without ever losing what it was that made him special in the first place), and with Jake and Zeke Carey of The Flamingos (I Only Have Eyes for You)... stuff like that.

Sônia Guajajara


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