Tag Archive: Fundo de Quintal

Dec 03 2010

Um Natal De Samba

Christmas Sambas   It is December. In Brazil this is the time widely known as Christmas time or período natalino (politically correct or not!). However, contrary to the snow covered landscapes one tends to associate with Christmas, it is summer time in the southern hemisphere. Scorching temperatures go along with lively music — sambas — …

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Nov 24 1996

Gonzaguinha: No Samba

Optimism in Sambas   In 1991, Brazilian Popular Music (Música Popular Brasileira, MPB) suffered a tremendous loss when Gonzaguinha (September 1945 – April 1991) died in a car accident. One of the most respected songwriters in Brazil, Gonzaguinha left behind a legacy of songs dealing with love, life and, most importantly, the struggle of the …

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