Like a speck of mist in
the midafternoon sky, the wonderful harmonics of any tune -or, song- we
like, can surely bring a moment of joy to one's state of being. (Kupitero)
"It's better to be
cheerful than to be sad...Happiness is the best thing that exist...It's
like that with the light from the heart...But to make a beautiful samba
it's necessary - a bit of sadness... a bit of sadness is necessary or you
won't make a samba. To make a samba is not to tell a joke...who makes a
samba like that is not serious...The samba is a kind of prayer....Because
samba is sadness with swing and sadness always has a hope...Sadness always
has a hope...of one day not being sad anymore."
- Vinicius de
Let's keep it
simple...relax and enjoy!!!
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Some of the Brasilian artists featured above:
Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim/ Vinicius de Moraes/ Toquinho
Milton Nascimento/ Chico Buarque de Hollanda/ Eumir Deodato
Caetano Veloso/ Ze Renato/ Ivan Lins/ Dolores Duran
Costa/ Newton Mendonca/ Carlinhos Lyra/ Djavan
Roberto Menescal/ Ronaldo Boscoli/ Johnny Alf (Alfredo Jose da Silva)
Marcos Valle & Paolo-Sergio Valle
Selected non-Brasilian artists
Ryuichi Sakamoto/ Chick Corea/ Kurt Weill/ The Corrs
Metheny/ Jean-Luc Ponty/ Miles Davis/ Fleetwood Mac
Zeppelin/ Joni Mitchell/ Quincy Jones/ Procol Harum
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Kupitero's Keep World Music/Brasilian iRADIO Broadcast
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Sounds of Brasil
precursor to what will eventually become bossa nova.
Tremendously popular in the 40s, it was a basic blend of Brasilian
percussion instruments and the European song structure.
- popularized in the late 50's and early 60's by Joao Gilberto and the
maestro, Tom Jobim. The duo of poet, Vinicius de Moraes
and Jobim, with their world-renowned "Garota de Ipanema",
catapulted bossa nova as a new music genre.
- the term came from a song, 'Tropicalia' by
Bahian, Caetano Veloso. Also, music from Bahians who condemned
the military dictatorship in Brasil in the late 60s. Maria Bethania, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Torcuato Neto and Tomze formed the
MPB (Musica Popular
Brasileira) - an offshoot of bossa nova that became popular among the
students -- popular "university" music. Elis Regina, Nara Leao,
Chico Buarque, Ze Keti, Toquinho, Jorge Ben became household names in Brasil.
- a fusion of samba and reggae with a twist of pop-rock. A
'brand' given to artists from Salvador (Northeast of Bahia) Very popular with the young and
hip. Daniela Mercury, Olodum, Chico Cesar as well as the
enigmatic, Carlinhos Brown are popular names.
mostly instrumental music using a mix of traditional Brasilian
-including the cavaquinho- and
classical instruments. Played since the 19th century by public
servants in Rio. Now, occasionally blended with samba or
MPB to give it a contemporary flavor.