About a month ago I got an email from a friend who said something to the essence of ‘I have no idea what the music you’re playing sounds like, but judging from the names it sounds pretty exotic.’ So following the lead of folks like Matt Welch, who’s been doing some wonderful video blogging for quite some time, here are a few videos from songs that have been rocking my world – and my Radio 1 playlists – recently.

Here’s Bebel Gilberto’s new single, “Momento”:

And here’s Cibelle’s “Esplendor:”

Here’s a fan video combining Caetano Veloso’s craaaazy cover version of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” with footage of the Gloved One hisself:

I couldn’t find a video Luis Bonfa performing “Seringueira,” which I played this week, but here’s a video of Luis Bonfa doing “Sambolero” and “Tenderly,” both of which show what an amazing guitarist he was:

Here’s Koop’s “I See A Different You”:

Because my show is on early on Saturday mornings, there isn’t so much of the stuff that is of the butt-shaking, booty-thumping variety. Hopefully I’ll get to some of those in future posts.