Tom Ze recently released Estudando O Pagode, which is subtitled An Unfinished Opera, on Byrnes world music-heavy Luaka Bop label.
The new jazz and hip-hop-based concept album about the historical oppression of women uses Zes acclaimed experimentalism including samples of chainsaws and a new instrument made out of leaves to tell its story.
The Brazil-based Ze says hes always trying to experiment with his music, and hed like to try a post-song without words, but with the human voice as principal protagonist.
He adds that, despite his building international buzz, most fans would be surprised to know, as he puts it: That Im a horrible composer, bad singer and bad instrumentalist.
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