Acoustic Brazil

With its amazing mix of Portuguese, African, and Indian musical genres, dances, and instruments, Brazil's pop scene is unique because so much of it is acoustic. This disc is a pleasing potpourri of mostly non-electronic tunes sung by some famous and not-so-famous artists. Of course, the samba--the country's most dominant genre--and its offshoots are well represented here. The disc includes some well-known, previously released selections, including the Bahian, Tropicalismo pioneer Caetano Veloso's existentially poetic "Cajuina," guitarist Marcio Faraco's festive, Nordeste-nuanced "Ciranda," with the superstar vocalist Chico Buarque, and the perky, Maranhao-born Rita Ribeiro's samba-reggae number "Tem Quem Queira." Some lesser-known artists include the Arab-Brazilian vocalist Glaucia Nasser, Lula Queiroga, and Monica Salmaso, whose "Moro Na Roca" is a powerful, Angola-derived lundu/jongo homage to the legendary Clementina de Jesus. This disc adds credence to the phrase, "keep it real."
  1. Aquele Frevo Axe - Gal Costa
  2. A Voz Do Povo - Paulinho Da Viola
  3. Samba Triste - Anna De Hollanda
  4. Ciranda - Marcio Faraco
  5. Meu Mundo E Hoje (Eu Sou Assim) - Teresa Cristina
  6. Quando Eu For Eu Vou Sem Pena - Chico Buarque
  7. Tem Quem Queira - Rita Ribeiro
  8. Cajuina - Caetano Veloso
  9. Moro Na Roca - Monica Salmaso
  10. Mensagem De Amor - Lucas Santtana
  11. Labios De Cetim - Glaucia Nasser
  12. Noite Severina - Lula Queiroga



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