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The Samba Blues of Le Andrade in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Achieving initial success with an English language version of a popular Rio football (soccer) team anthem and with traditional samba marchas covered in English for foreigners, Brazilian musician Le Andrade will soon debut his first EP of original material.

“I see myself basically as a guy who loves 'strong-flavored' music,” Andrade told The Rio Times during preparation for his self-titled first release. “I love samba and its variations (samba rock, samba . . .

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