Tag Archive: Simone

Feb 28 2014

Simone: É Melhor Ser

A Female Songwriters’ Celebration! When it was time for Simone to celebrate her career’s 40th anniversary, she had no hesitation to celebrate Brazilian female songwriters. What a wise choice the Cigarra made in picking those songwriters for her 41st solo album, É Melhor Ser. Released in November 2013, produced by Bia Paes Leme and Leandro Braga …

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Dec 12 2010

Simone: Em Boa Companhia

  Something Old, Something New   Since recording her first album back in 1972, Simone’s career has spanned nearly four decades. Even with a few hiccups along the way — who wouldn’t in 40 years? — she has been able to maintain a steady following of faithful fans buying her 40-plus CDs and DVDs. More …

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Dec 03 2010

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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Dec 12 2009

Simone: Na Veia

Romantic Pop   It does not come to me as a surprise that Simone’s follow-up album to Amigo É Casa is another incursion into a pop repertoire. Like other similar releases of the Cigarra, e.g., Seda Pura (2001), Na Veia explores some of the best pop Brazilian songwriters along with traditional samba and MPB composers. …

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Apr 12 2009

Simone & Zélia Duncan: Amigo É Casa – Ao Vivo

Extraordinary Women   Caetano Veloso’s “Gatas Extraordinárias” song captures the essence of Simone and Zélia Duncan’s live recording Amigo É Casa very well. The two performers have had a solid career with their individual albums. With this 2008 CD and DVD, they reach a new level of artistry. As expected, Amigo É Casa parades some …

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