Tag: Dori Caymmi

Jul 31 2016

Renato Braz: Saudade


A Voice for the Ages! Can saudade  be accurately defined? Arguably not. Most people believe that the Brazilian word for deep, almost painful, longing and nostalgia is a feeling that offers no direct translation in any other language. Instead of trying to explain saudade, why not hear it? For his U.S. debut album, Saudade, Renato Braz (1968, São …

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Apr 07 2015

Wanda Sá: Ao Vivo

Wanda Sá Ao Vivo

All about Bossa Nova When Wanda Sá, born in São Paulo (1944) but living in Rio since she was one month old, released her first album, Vagamente (1964), Brazil had its personification of Bossa Nova. With her soft, sultry voice, the then 19-year-old singer/guitarist performed some of the finest compositions of that genre. Accompanied by …

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Nov 08 2014

Caymmi 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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Oct 30 2014

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Ninho de Vespa

Ninho de Vespa

Frevo Fever! The time has finally come for world listeners to enjoy one of the most venerable and electrifying musical genres in Brazil. Still very much alive in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Frevo is synonymous with Carnaval in the Brazilian northeast, especially in the Recife (Pernambuco’s capital) metropolitan area, including Olinda, of course. If …

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Oct 19 2013

Mario Adnet: Vinícius & Os Maestros – Orquestra e Convidados

Vinícius & Os Maestros

A New Vinícius…   After dedicating albums to the music of Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell and Moacir Santos, Mario Adnet decided to showcase the compositions of Vinícius de Moraes with other maestros. In Vinícius & Os Maestros the listener will not find any Jobim songs. Instead, the fifteen tracks in the album cover Vinícius music with …

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Nov 23 2011

Dori Caymmi: Poesia Musicada

Poesia Musicada

Musically Poetic   When you have had a songwriting partner for over 42 years (and counting!), it is only natural that new music flows almost effortlessly. Such is the case of Poesia Musicada, Dori Caymmi’s latest release (out on November 21, 2011). The album genesis is as poetic as the music we hear. In reality, …

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Nov 23 2009

Dori Caymmi: Inner World

Inner World

An Unforgettable Voice   A new Dori Caymmi album is always a welcome addition in my personal collection. A superb arranger and master songwriter and guitarist, Dori also has a voice that soothes and carries the timbre of his late father and Brazilian legend Dorival Caymmi. Inner World was produced and arranged by Dori and …

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Jun 14 2008

Joyce and Special Guests: 50 Years of Bossa

  50 Years of Bossa Nova   A few years after a very successful commemoration of Tropicalismo (see also: Os Mutantes Ao Vivo), the beautiful Barbican Center in London, England, was now host of a 50 Years of Bossa Nova celebration. The derivate of the samba marks the release date of Elizete Cardoso’s album (with …

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Jun 30 2004

Joyce: Astronauta – Songs of Elis

Astronauta - Songs of Elis

A Heartfelt Tribute   January 19, 1982, is a day many will always remember in Brazil. On that day, Elis Regina, arguably the greatest performer ever in Brazilian music, passed away. For years after her death, on that date, TV stations, newspapers, and radio shows continued to pay tribute to that unforgettable voice and tempestuous …

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Dec 14 2003

A Brasilian Christmas (Various Artists)

  Christmas South of the Equator   If you have ever wondered what it is like to spend Christmas in the southern hemisphere, where it is summer in December, then you know what to expect from A Brasilian Christmas. This collection of Christmas songs from Brazil and the world is as colorful as its cover …

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