Jun 10 2013

Bibi, Guinga, João!

Bibi Ferreira, Guinga, João Gilberto

There is just a lot to celebrate today. Among several birthdays, I would like to feature the following:

  • Bibi Ferreira (June 10, 1921 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ), actress, singer, director, composer.
  • Guinga (June 10, 1950 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ), composer, singer, guitarist.
  • João Gilberto (June 10, 1931 – Juazeiro, Bahia), composer, singer, guitarist.

What a day in Brazilian music! Enjoy the videos featuring these performers.

Here Bibi Ferreira sings an operatic arrangement of Carnaval songs, including “O Teu Cabelo Não Nega.” This was recorded at her 90th birthday last year. What a voice!

This next video brings the incomparable Guinga playing Tom Jobim-Vinícius de Moraes’ “Estrada Branca” in a nice instrumental guitar solo. This is from a show in 2010.

Finally, the Bossa Nova master João Gilberto plays “Wave (Vou Te Contar).”

Happy birthday to all!