Tag Archive: Guinga

Jun 10 2013

Bibi, Guinga, João!

There is just a lot to celebrate today. Among several birthdays, I would like to feature the following: Bibi Ferreira (June 10, 1921 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ), actress, singer, director, composer. Guinga (June 10, 1950 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ), composer, singer, guitarist. João Gilberto (June 10, 1931 – Juazeiro, Bahia), composer, singer, guitarist. …

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Feb 25 2008

Harvey Wainapel: Amigos Brasileiros

In Good Company   When an artist takes time to get involved profoundly with the culture and music of a foreign country, the results can be amazing. Suddenly, the music performed at a live concert or CD bears the same musical quality as if you were in the country of its origin. Harvey Wainapel has …

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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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Apr 06 2007

Max Robert: Todo Bossa

More Than Perfect Bossa   The delicate bass introduction in “Tom Mais Que Perfeito” sets the tone for Todo Bossa, a gorgeous bossa album by bassist and composer Max Robert. Bass is followed by Keco Brandão’s gentle piano accompaniment in his own refined arrangement. It is like raindrops softly falling in a foggy evening. Tatiana …

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Oct 04 2004

Márcio Proença: Facho De Luz

A Thousand Lights   Deixa eu contar meu delírio em prosa e verso Sou bem prolixo e até convexo Bem pouca chance pra mudar Those are the first words you will hear in Marcio Proença’s Facho de Luz. Produced by João Carlos Carino and arranged by super talented pianist Cristóvão Bastos, this album makes those …

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Mar 16 2004

Various Artists: comPasso Samba & Choro

Good Samba & Choro Samplers   One of the most frequent questions I hear when people are trying to buy their first Brazilian CD is what album I would recommend for someone not yet very familiar with Brazilian music. Choosing one album to best represent the wide range of Brazilian musical styles is a difficult …

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Feb 26 2004

Various: Songbook João Bosco 3

Esmerado Trabalho   Terceiro volume do songbook de João Bosco que ganhei no Natal e só hoje estou terminando de ouvir. Chegou a um ponto que me pegou “na veia” e tenho que repartir. Ou buscar eco, alguém que tenha sentido da mesma forma que eu, desbragadamente. Talvez cause espanto ou incomode essa minha maneira …

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Jan 01 2004

Leila Pinheiro: Mais Coisas Do Brasil

A Commanding Live Performance   Have you ever seen Leila Pinheiro live? Here is your chance if you said no. If you said yes, you will still want this DVD. It opens with Leila Pinheiro singing a cappella. In a prayer-like song, she asks for the blessing of Our Lady of Nazaré in her hometown …

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