CHICO BUARQUE – Construção (1971)

Construção (1971) is the eighth studio album by Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Buarque. It was composed in periods between Buarque's exile in Italy and his return to Brazil. Lyrically, the album is loaded with criticisms of the Brazilian military dictatorship, especially with regard to the censorship imposed by the government at the time. It is widely… Continue lendo CHICO BUARQUE – Construção (1971)

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TOQUINHO & VINÍCIUS DE MORAES – Como Dizia o Poeta

Antônio Pecci Filho (born July 6, 1946), better known as Toquinho, is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. He is well known for his collaborations, as composer and performer, with Vinicius de Moraes. Vinícius de Moraes (19 October 1913 – 9 July 1980), nicknamed O Poetinha ("The little poet"), was a Brazilian poet, diplomat, lyricist, essayist, musician, singer, and… Continue lendo TOQUINHO & VINÍCIUS DE MORAES – Como Dizia o Poeta

CHICO BUARQUE – Apesar de Você

"Apesar de Você" is a song written by Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Buarque in 1970. The song, which implicitly approaches the suppression of freedom during the military dictatorship, was banned from being performed on Brazilian radio by the military government. However, it would be released eight years later, at the end of General Ernesto Geisel's government.… Continue lendo CHICO BUARQUE – Apesar de Você

GAL COSTA – Live @ Pelourinho, Salvador (2007)

Gal Costa (26 September 1945 – 9 November 2022) was a Brazilian singer. She was one of the main figures of the Tropicalia movement, in the late 1960s and appeared on the acclaimed compilation Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses (1968). Palco TVE Bahia offers a live performance by the late singer (R.I.P.), recorded in 2007,… Continue lendo GAL COSTA – Live @ Pelourinho, Salvador (2007)

VINICIUS DE MORAES – Canto de Ossanha

Vinícius Moraes (1913-1980), nicknamed "O Poetinha" ("The little poet"), was a Brazilian poet, diplomat, lyricist, essayist, musician, singer, and playwright. With his frequent and diverse musical partners, including Antônio Carlos Jobim, his lyrics and compositions were instrumental in the birth and introduction to the world of bossa nova music. He recorded numerous albums, many in… Continue lendo VINICIUS DE MORAES – Canto de Ossanha

DORIVAL CAYMMI – O Vento (The Wind)

Dorival Caymmi's centenary. Dorival Caymmi's song "O Vento" (the Wind) powerfully evokes the wind that puts everything in motion. Filmed in Bahia, Brazil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3U0sHegYgU O VENTO / THE WIND(DORIVAL CAYMMI) Vamos chamar o ventoVamos chamar o vento Vamos chamar o ventoVamos chamar o vento Vento que dá na velaVela que leva o barcoBarco que leva… Continue lendo DORIVAL CAYMMI – O Vento (The Wind)

ZECA PAGODINHO – Minha Fé

Zeca Pagodinho (born February 4, 1959), is a Brazilian singer-songwriter working in the genres of samba and pagode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl4sSBjHQJ0 Eu tenho um santoPadroeiro, poderosoQue é meu pai OgumEu tenho Tenho outro santoQue me ampara na descidaQue é meu pai XangôCaô E quem me ajudaNo meu caminhar, nessa vidaPra ir na corrida do ouroÉ Oxum, é… Continue lendo ZECA PAGODINHO – Minha Fé

CARRAPICHO – Tic Tic Tac (Bate Forte o Tambor)

Carrapicho Band (pt-br: Starburrs) is a Brazilian music group. Members are natives of the state of Amazonas. Its lead singer was Zezinho Corrêa. The group has sold a total of more than 15 million records around the world. Carrapicho was created in 1980 in Manaus. Earlier works were in the traditional Forró music style, and… Continue lendo CARRAPICHO – Tic Tic Tac (Bate Forte o Tambor)

JORGE MAUTNER – Marielle Franco

Taken from the album Não Há Abismo Em Que o Brasil Caiba (2019). The sentence “There ain't no abyss that Brazil fits in” was stated by Portuguese philosopher Agostinho da Silva (1906-1994) who lived in Brazil during Salazar's dictatorship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x5W9BS_aac Uma força furiosa me impele a gritarCom os nervos à flor da peleÉ preciso exterminarA… Continue lendo JORGE MAUTNER – Marielle Franco

NEY MATOGROSSO – São Francisco

Ney Matogrosso (born in 1941) is a Brazilian singer who is distinguished for his uncommon countertenor voice. He was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the third greatest Latin American singer of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d7f9sbYA10 Lá vai São Francisco pelo caminhoDe pé descalço, tão pobrezinhoDormindo à noite junto ao moinhoBebendo a água do ribeirinho Lá… Continue lendo NEY MATOGROSSO – São Francisco