Africa 2012 Music Videos

Behind the scenes with Flora Matos

Remember the Brazilian MC Flora Matos that I met last year? She just released a new song a month ago, and her talent for simple, personal and beautiful lyrics filled with little metaphors and an overwhelming presence struck me with awe once again.

“Eu fico iluminada assim, nem me enxergo
Com você perto de mim não tem papo
Eu quero a vida inteira assim e não nego
Basta te encontrar, eu, você e o universo
Pra manter nosso clima assim, tão direto

Seu perfume é um soul, com essência de afeto

– His scent is soul with an essence of affection


Flora Matos – Comofaz
(March 2013)

“Quando você parte leva junto a minha paz, machuca o coração pensar que a gente pode não se ver mais, não se ter mais.

Me diz como faz pra te ter mais..


Thought I’d also share this behind the scenes video that Flora’s friend DJ Naomi made while we were producing a song in a hotel room on a very unplanned Monday evening with Timbuktu and the band. Flora was warm, sweet and very charming, all with a little of that intriguing rapper edge.

Flora Matos, Erik Hjärpe et. al – Behind the scenes, recording “Amar e bem melhor do que ser dono”
Mozambique 2012

More photos & videos from that day, here. (opens in a new tab)

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