Tag: Chico Buarque

Dec 09 2014

Edu Lobo: 70 Anos

Edu Lobo 70 Anos

The Perfect Birthday Party What to do on your birthday when you get 70? Why not do a concert with some of your good friends in one of Brazil’s most beautiful venues? Of course, such a celebration isn’t given to many people, but things get easier when you’re an icon in the Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) …

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Nov 08 2014

Caymmi Centenário

Centenário

The Immortality of Dorival Caymmi How special can it get: an album that opens with the voices of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Chico Buarque. Something serious must be going on… It must have been since 1995 when the three star vocalists were joined together. It was on stage during a memorable New Year’s Eve …

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Sep 06 2014

Chico Buarque: Na Carreira

Na Carreira

A Beautiful Career When Francisco “Chico” Buarque de Holanda was thinking about going on tour with the songs of his latest studio album (Chico, 2011), he decided to make something like a career-overview of it. Not an easy task if you consider that he had a choice of more than 400 compositions. Somehow he managed …

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Aug 06 2013

João Bosco: 40 Anos Depois

40 Anos Depois

The Perfect João Bosco   It all started for João Bosco in 1972 with a “Disco de Bolso” (pocket record). As an extra, the music magazine O Pasquim (Rio de Janeiro) offered its readers a free single with each issue (for the MP3-generation: a single is an ancient two tracks vinyl record, one track on …

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Oct 12 2011

Chico Buarque: Chico

Chico

  Old Fashioned Quality   Besides being a notorious singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet, Chico Buarque is also quite skilful in dividing his time. After the release of Carioca in 2006, Chico Buarque decided to spend some time on writing. It resulted in the critically acclaimed novel Leite Derramado. Next, it was time …

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Jan 08 2010

Roberta Sá: Pra Se Ter Alegria – Ao Vivo no Rio

On the Road to Confirmation   Singer Roberta Sá (Natal, Rio Grande do Norte; 1980) seems to be on her way to settle her name between the ones of Brazil’s favourite performers. Driven by the success of her first two most enjoyable albums (Que Belo Estranho Dia Pra Se Ter Alegria (2007) and Braseiro (2004), …

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Jan 01 2009

Leo Gandelman: Sabe Você

Sabe Você

Leo Gandelman Lets the Stars Sing   Saxophonist Leo Gandelman leaves his marks in 2008 with an outstanding album that features many of Brazil’s legendary vocalists. The craftsmanship of Leo Gandelman (Rio de Janeiro, 1956) is widely recognized. During his career, that started at age 15 as soloist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he has …

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Nov 04 2005

Márcio Faraco: Ciranda

Ciranda

Prodigious Talent   Being able to improve on a long-standing tradition requires a lot of courage and artistry.  Márcio Faraco seems to have been born with that innate ability.  He does not hide his musical influences in the eleven original songs he penned for this album.  Influenced by Brazilian masters Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, João …

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Jul 05 2005

Marianna Leporace & Sheila Zagury: São Bonitas as Canções

São Bonitas as Canções

Chico Buarque & Edu Lobo’s Beautiful Songs   The first time I heard Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo’s soundtrack O Grande Circo Místico I liked it a lot, but I could not really put into words what it was that attracted me so much to those songs. Naturally, besides being Chico and Edu’s music, the …

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Jul 14 2004

Brasileiro

Brasileiro

An Introduction Like No Other   Whether you are already familiar with Brazilian music or this is your first time listening to this fascinating and rhythmic genre of World Music, Brasileiro will most definitely appeal to your taste. Compiling a multi-artist release can be a difficult task, especially when there are already several other compilations in the …

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