Tag Archive: Velha Guarda da Mangueira

Jun 06 2007

Moro No Brasil

Brazil’s Musical Roots   From the opening scene in Helsinki, Finland, the icy landscape makes room to the countryside of Pernambuco, in Águas Belas, just outside the Indian reservation of the Fulni-Ô. Such landscape contrast begins Mika Kaurismäki’s movie Moro no Brasil. The movie is as eclectic as Brazilian music. Kaurismäki’s journey mixes samba with …

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Oct 16 2004

Velha Guarda da Mangueira: Velha Guarda da Mangueira e Convidados

Forever Samba!   Samba is my beloved woman, the eternal bedside book. My samba guide is this group of Velha Guarda da Mangueira. With these verses, the late Brazilian actor, poet and songwriter Mário Lago (November 26, 1911 – May 31, 2002, Rio de Janeiro) opens this fantastic recording of Velha Guarda da Mangueira e …

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Mar 11 2003

Various: 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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