melancolico Buenos Aires, tres minutos con la realidad


deusa dos orixas,

samba is the Brazilian music best associated with Carnival

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o leaonzinho, um canto de afoxé para o bloco do ilê (ilê ayê)

exploe coracao, sonho impossivel

Maria Bethania is one of the grande dames of Brazilian popular music.  she has sang across styles and genres and made them her own.

01-Exploe Coração
Maria Bethânia

this one will be familiar to fans of musical theater

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ando meio desligado, panis et circenses, ave Genghis Khan

Tropicalia, Bat macumba

the fourth week of NaBloPoMo is dedicated to Brazilian music.  as today is cloudy and cold, we'll start with some bouncy tunes from the Tropicalia movement of the late 1960s.

a couple of versions of the traditional "bat macumba"

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Playa Giron

Silvio Rodriguez wrote this song while he worked on the “Playa Girón” fishing trawler.  The boat was named, and the song was written, in honor of the men who helped fight off the 1961 invasion at Bahia de cochinos, better known as Bay of Pigs.

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te recuerdo Amanda, caminemos, caminemos

Victor Jara was a Chilean teacher, singer, and poet.  a couple of days after the coup d'etat that overthrew Chilean President Salvador Allende, Jara was arrested, tortured, and killed.  the identity of those responsible has not been found.
in 1998, an album of Jara's songs, Tributo a Victor Jara, was released.  here are a couple of tracks.

Sol y Lluvia, sings Caminando, caminando

Silvio Rodriguez sings one of Jara's best known songs, Te recuerdo Amanda

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