August 26, 2007
My Swan Song
As Ezra returns tomorrow, I intend to make this my swan song and thank him for letting me fill in. I'm going to close with the immortal Elis Regina.
She could belt them out with the best of them. Here she is singing Belchior's Como Nossos Pais
Probably one of her greatest contributions to popular music in Brazil was championing young songwriters. One of her earliest was the brilliant composer Ivan Lins and his song Madalena. While I couldn't find a clip of her singing this song, I did find this clip of Ivan Lins singing the song with the excellent Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and João Bosco. Speaking of João Bosco, here is Elis singing his lovely Dois Pra la, Dois Pra Ca, although I've never understand that coda sung in Spanish.
Milton Nascimento is another songwriter she championed. here they are together singing Caxanga I hope you have all enjoyed these clips. I also hope that it's spurred some interest in Brazilian music and that you'll come visit my blog. Thanks Ezra e bem-vindo em casa!
thank you for the last beautiful melodies.
and for the whole musical experience, which added so much pleasure to this week.
...each day, i looked forward to the selections.
after dois pra la, dois pra ca...and the last wonderful piece with milton nascimento,
i feel like we are all leaving brasil...
at the airport,
last bag of coffee beans, last glimpse at the rose quartz beads in the shop...enough souvenirs...saudade...
time to return.
......thank you for this excursion.
and i am glad to have discovered beautiful horizons!
Posted by: jacqueline | Aug 27, 2007 12:41:38 AM
Posted by: judy | Oct 11, 2007 7:03:07 AM
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