Tag: Elza Soares

Jun 14 2007

Trio Madeira Brasil: The Sound Of Rio – Brasileirinho

  Brazil’s Heart and Soul   Though for many people Samba and Bossa Nova are the most recognizable Brazilian music form, nothing is more Brazilian than Choro. It accurately embodies a nation’s heart and soul. Historian and music expert Ricardo Cravo Albin dates the beginning of choro in Brazil to 1808, with the arrival of …

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Nov 08 2005

Rabo de Lagartixa: Quebra-Queixo

Fiery Choro!   Dating back to the 1870’s, choro is Brazil’s most enduring and lively musical genre.  It is the heart and soul of Brazilian music.  A dynamic quintet, Rabo de Lagartixa is made up of Daniela Spielmann (saxes), Alessandro Valente (cavaquinho), Marcello Gonçalves (7-string guitar), Alexandre Brasil (electric and acoustic bass), and Beto Cazes …

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May 16 2004

Vander Lee: Ao Vivo

Hits on Guitar   From Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Vander Lee (1966) is gaining success. His star rose more quickly after ending 3rd during the prestigious Visa Award in 2003 (which was the composers’ edition). He grew up listening to the music of Clube da Esquina, Bezerra da Silva, Alcione and Tim Maia. Until his …

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