Sessa (2023)

São Paulo, Brazil

Inspired in equal measure by Brazil’s music history and his hero Leonard Cohen, former Yonatan Gat bassist Sessa (Sergio Sayeg) is a folk artist in the true sense of the word. Though all his songs are in Portuguese, non-speakers will connect with the smoothness of his nylon guitar, psychedelic swells of accompaniment and an instantly memorable longing in his voice. Start with the 2022 album Estrela Acesa, out now on Mexican Summer.