`Cultura Impura' is the second album from the half Brazilian, half British, London based purveyors of Afro-meets-Brazilian funk, Saravah Soul. This vibrant record sees the band channelling '60s Brazil via 21st Century East London. It's been two years since their eponymous debut came out, picking up diverse radio support from the likes of Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Craig Charles (BBC 6Music) and Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1), but Saravah Soul have not rested; the need to soak up more and more influences, gathering obscure African and Brazilian instruments on the way, has kept them busy. `Cultura Impura' is built on digging: hunting through old West African recordings from the `60s and `70s, sifting through Brazilian folklore and delving into Afro-Brazilian religious music, along with a deep love for `60s funk and Afro-beat. And lots of gigging: onstantly touring their intensely vibrant live show, from festival to festival and across continents. Two shows - one in Sao Paulo, one in Leeds - especially illustrate the diverse appeal of their carnival-style showdowns, and stand out in the mind of the band's Brazilian singer, guitarist and all round shape-throwing frontman Otto Nascarella.