The original Rio beach boy, Marcos Valle has become a cult figure for his effortless, sunshine-drenched Brazilian boogie hits. And considering ‘Estrella’ is a track you’ve no doubt heard at some point in the Amsterdam Bos, it’s fitting he’s been invited to play this year. Having made his debut record in 1964, it’s fair to call Valle somewhat of a renaissance man. In his four decades plus of experience he’s been a key exponent of Brazilian musical heritage, pushing Bossa Nova, samba and more Latin flavours across the globe and still his tunes are at the fingertips of crate diggers worldwide. While he won’t be playing the festival during the day, Valle will be playing over at the Melkweg on Thursday night, a spot that is usually reserved for the acts on the bill reserved legendary status. Fitting.
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