‘Sim Sim Sim’ is the Latin Grammy award-winning debut album from Bala Desejo. A band at the forefront of Rio de Janeiro’s artistic renaissance, they channel influences of Brazilian 60s Tropicália, 70s psychedelia and MPB to create a nostalgic, yet joyfully, avant-garde sound.

“A luscious debut, traversing 70s tropicalia to samba, horn fanfares and funk, all anchored by the group’s soft, collective harmonies” Guardian

“A new generation of Brazilian samba stars” The Times

“A warm, joyous, brightly shining example of art prevailing over adversity” Songlines

“Groundbreaking and good-natured music” The Arts Desk

“A joyous fiesta of an album that manages to sound like seventies MPB and modern-day fusion at the same time” Louder Than War

“Sumptuous. A tropical, topical debut” Shindig

“A soulful Tropicalia sound. Turn it up” Clash

“A pioneering force for the new wave of Brazilian music” Twisted Soul

“Luscious debut marks a new MPB high-point” Backseat Mafia

“Thoroughly invigorating blend of Tropicália, MPB and ’70s psychedelia” Sounds & Colours

  • Release date 9th June 2023
  • Label Mr Bongo