Tag Archive: Joyce

Oct 31 2010

Joyce Featuring João Donato: Aquarius

Two Stars Having Fun   An album that unites Joyce Moreno and João Donato can only be good. Aquarius proves that in the best possible way. Whether you’re a fanatic Brazilian music fan or whether you’re someone who just likes Brazilian music so now and then, the album will suit in any collection. In a …

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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

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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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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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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