Category Archives: Brazilian Music

The Alchemist’s Music: Paulo Coelho’s spiritual musical messages

Have you read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? You may have, or possibly you have read quotes from it. Now, have you listened to the author’s music? Not yet? In this Sounds Brazilian blog post you will have the chance to not only know about his spiritual rock songs but also to listen to one accompanied by translated lyrics that will help you to reflect on less painful ways to deal with loss. Continue reading

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Reflecting on Time with Bob Marley & Gilberto Gil

In this Sounds Brazilian Post, meet Bob Marley and the Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil as they both invite you to reflect on time and existence. Continue reading

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Musical Relics: the original music sheet of the first Bossa Nova hit

In this Sounds Brazilian post see the original manuscript and watch the video of Chega de Saudade with one of the creators of Bossa Nova: Joao Gilberto. Continue reading

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A pop song that became part of a ceremonial ritual in the Amazon and an anthem to the LGBT community

In the celebration of the Second anniversary of the Sounds Brazilian Blog we present the powerful and mysterious song “Pavão Mysteriozo” by Ednardo. In this blog, you will listen and discover more about this song which became part of ceremonial rituals in an Amazonian native tribe and an anthem for one of the biggest gay prides in the world (São Paulo, Brazil 2012). Continue reading

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Mother and Music: Tati Salvator, Silvia Nakkach, Dinize Wales, and Joseh Garcia

In this post the artists Tati Salvator, Silvia Nakkach, Joseh Garcia, and the producer Dinize Wales share stories about their mothers’ favourite songs. Please read these wonderful anecdotes, see photos of their mothers, and watch video of the songs mentioned. Continue reading

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Mãe e música: Tati Salvator, Silvia Nakkach, Dinize Wales e Joseh Garcia

Neste post os artistas Tati Salvator, Silvia Nakkach e Joseh Garcia, e a produtora Dinize Wales contam estórias sobre as músicas favoritas de suas mães. Por favor leia abaixo estas estórias, veja fotos de suas mães e assista videos das canções mencionadas. Continue reading

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What do Karate, João Gilberto, and Caetano Veloso have in common? – Bossa Nova

In this post discover the strange commonalities between karate, Caetano Veloso, and the creator of Bossa Nova, and watch the video of the song “A Bossa Nova é foda”. Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth with Brazilian Music

Celebrate our Mother Planet with Brazilian Music. In this post, discover and listen to some Brazilian songs that will make you reflect and honour Earth! Continue reading

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Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual love in Brazilian Music

This “Sounds Brazilian” blog post focuses on sexual diversity in Brazilian Music. Listen and read about some of these songs.
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Quem é a mulher de acordo com compositoras da MPB?

Quem é a mulher de acordo com compositoras da MPB? Neste post, ouça e saiba sobre algumas canções que retratam como a compositora brasileira se vê e percebe o significado de ser mulher. Continue reading

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The Tempestuous ‘Waters of March’ of Tom Jobim

Beauty can emerge from the mud of emotional difficulties. Songwriting can be a great way to transform difficult emotional energy and transform into beautiful songs. In this post you will listen and discover what was behind the creation of a Brazilian classic Águas de Março (Waters of March). Continue reading

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5 Brazilian songs for Valentine’s Day

A few Brazilian love songs (including some of my own interpretations) to enchant your Valentine’s evening. Take a look below and if you have any suggestions of other Brazilian love songs, please let me know. Continue reading

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La Météo Musicale Brésilienne avec Aline de Lima

Une joyeuse interview avec la chanteuse Aline de Lima à Paris. Elle parle de sa musique, ses sources d’inspiration et prescrit la musique brésilienne pour certaines difficultés émotionnelles. Continue reading

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Nasal Sounds, Heart Chakra, and the Creative Process, with Seth Eisen

Please be introduced to the world of the artist Seth Eisen. In this interview we talked about his attraction to sounds and words in Brazilian Music, and the transformative potential of arts. Continue reading

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Where music and spirituality meet, with Anie Nunnally

Inspiring interview with Anie Nunnally who shares her deep involvement with music and her spiritual life. During this conversation she discusses the similarities between musical and spiritual experiences, and suggests a song that embodies higher qualities of consciousness: Manhã de Carnaval ( A Day in the Life of a Fool). Continue reading

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A Musical Journey into the Amazon in search of Healing

Bicho do Mato (Animal of the Jungle), a Brazilian expression used to describe an extremely shy person, is the title of my new show. I took inspiration from my solitude and my healing moments with Nature to create this wonderful … Continue reading

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Barks in the media- a Concert for Dogs

A Benefit Concert for Dogs, is calling the attention of local and international media, and bringing many joys to those involved in putting it together. Continue reading

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“Bossa Nova is from God”, says David Darling

In this last part of the interview David Darling, this amazing Grammy Award Musician and music educator, declares his love for Bossa Nova and speaks on its relaxing qualities. Continue reading

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What did Jacqueline Kennedy and Brigitte Bardot have in common? A Bossa Nova song

In the 1960s the waves of Bossa Nova traveled far away, from the Americas to Europe and Asia, like a gentle tsunami. In 1962, it would be no surprise to hear that the first lady of USA Jacqueline Kennedy was whistling the … Continue reading

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