Category Archives: Transformative Musical Experience

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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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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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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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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Does Changing the Scale of a Song Alter your Emotional Experience of it?

Listen to the song “Losing my Religion” (R.E.M.) reworked from minor to major scale and see how emotionally different this song feels to you. Continue reading

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