Tag: Simone Guimarães

Aug 16 2014

Simone Guimarães: Clarice


Blending Literature and Music Clarice Lispector (December 10, 1920 – December 9, 1977) was a writer who revolutionized Brazilian literature with her innovative books, short stories and chronicles in Brazilian newspapers. Born in Ukraine, Clarice moved to Brazil at a very young age and lived in Recife (Pernambuco, in northeast Brazil) at first. Later in …

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Sep 24 2013

André Mehmari: Canteiro


A Bountiful Garden!   Here is one artist who is comfortable in any genre. André Mehmari has recorded with choro mandolin master Hamilton de Holanda (check out their latest collaboration, GismontiPascoal), jazz clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi (the beautiful Miramari) and partnered with vocalist Ná Ozzetti for an inspired piano/voice release (Piano e Voz). Keeping in line with those releases, I feature here Canteiro. …

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Feb 12 2011

Simone Guimarães: Cândidos – Simone Guimarães Canta Isaac Cândido


  A Fountain of Songs      I do not know how many times I have read about some Brazilian performers complaining about the lack of good and original music for new albums. As a result of that, we have half a dozen or more releases that focus on Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Dorival Caymmi and …

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Dec 03 2010

Um Natal Brasileiro

Um Natal Brasileiro

Um Natal Brasileiro (A Brazilian Christmas)     Here are the songs played in the podcast. Introduction: Poesia e Amor – Cristina Braga Feliz Natal – Clássicos Natalinos em Harpa (Visom VICD 00097, 1997) Natal das Crianças – Simone 25 de Dezembro (Mercury PolyGram M528948 – 2, 1995) Recadinho de Papel Noel – Carmen Miranda Feliz …

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Mar 12 2010

Cristina Saraiva, Etel Frota, Simone Guimarães, Socorro Lira: Compositoras, Vol. 1


  Wealth of Songs     Why is it that Brazil is well known for its strong female performers but little notice is given to its female songwriters? In most discussions of Brazilian music we often hear the names of Elis Regina, Nara Leão, Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, Simone, Marisa Monte, Clara Nunes among some …

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May 12 2007

Simone Guimarães: Flor de Pão

Flor de Pão

Well-Deserved Respect     Four years after her first Biscoito Fino release (Casa de Oceano), Simone Guimarães returns with Flor de Pão. The album is full of surprises, including a rich roster of special guests and Simone’s vocal diversity with smooth and visceral renditions. Her presence as a composer is definitely stronger here with five …

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Apr 01 2007

Leonel Laterza: Esmeraldas


One of This Year’s Best!   Leonel Laterza (Uberaba, Minas Gerais) is one of several artists in the thriving Brasília music scene. With his debut album, Esmeraldas, Leonel marks a strong presence in the Brazilian popular music. Leonel began his career singing in night clubs around Brasília. He studied at Brasília’s School of Music and …

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Mar 08 2006

Paulinho Tapajós & Marcello Lessa: Viola Violão

Brazil from the Inside   Some songs have the power to stay in our hearts and minds long after we first hear them. Those songs mark a moment, make you think of someone special or touch you in more ways than one. Whether you call them classics or simply popular hits, the truth is that …

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Oct 04 2004

Márcio Proença: Facho De Luz

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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Sep 01 2004

Keko Brandão: Tatanka


A Homage to Indigenous Music   Brazilian indigenous music is probably something that most people would have very little exposure to it. Except for field recordings, not many artists venture into that category. Names such as Marlui Miranda are not common to many people. Enter Keco Brandão (Rio Grande do Sul, 1964). With his album …

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