Tag: Martinho da Vila

Feb 20 2014

Carnaval: Samba & Frevo


Let Carnaval Begin! With just barely a week before Carnaval in Brazil, two new CDs are available in the market that will guarantee your celebration is lively. Martinho da Vila’s Enredo and Capiba – 25 Anos de Frevo. Enredo is a collection of sambas that Martinho da Vila wrote through the years to a couple of Rio de Janeiro …

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Jul 14 2004



An Introduction Like No Other   Whether you are already familiar with Brazilian music or this is your first time listening to this fascinating and rhythmic genre of World Music, Brasileiro will most definitely appeal to your taste. Compiling a multi-artist release can be a difficult task, especially when there are already several other compilations in the …

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Feb 26 2004

Various: Songbook João Bosco 3

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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Mar 11 2003

Various: Casa de Samba 4

Casa de Samba 4

Young and Old in Samba Unity   One of the characteristics of Brazilian music is that most musicians show appropriate respect to the other’s music. And there’s always a certain degree of respect for the older generation of musicians. The series Casa de Samba is an excellent example of that recognition. The old rods are …

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Dec 28 2002

Jorge Aragão: Ao Vivo – Convida

Ao Vivo - Convida

 The Joy of a Few Sambas   Jorge Aragão is samba. He started a successful career in the 70’s, and recorded his first album in 1982. In the series “Ao Vivo Convida” this album gives an overview of Jorge’s accomplishments these past decades. The album opens with the prestigious Heitor Villa-Lobos composition “Ária Cantilena Nr. …

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Nov 24 1996

Gonzaguinha: No Samba

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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