Susanna and I are very happy with the feedback that our series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs has been getting from learners of Portuguese all over the world. Muito obrigada!
This lesson uses the song Amigo by Brazilian super star Roberto Carlos. Roberto Carlos became popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s when he was one of the main figures of the Jovem Guarda (Young Guard) music movement in Brazil. Yes, he has been performing for over 50 years and his concerts continue to attract huge crowds in Brazil and in the world. His end-of-the-year concert produced with TV channel Rede Globo has become a Brazilian tradition.
Roberto Carlos will be on tour throughout the US in June 2012. Click here for tour dates. He will perform in San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area on June 15.
Click here for the lyrics and video for Amigo.
And here is Marc Anthony’s version in Spanish. They lyrics are not literal, but very close to the Portuguese original.
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This lesson is from the series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. These lessons are a collaboration between Susanna Zaraysky, author of the book Language is Music, and Luciana Lage, from Street Smart Brazil, co-author of the book 51 Portuguese Idioms – Speak Like a Brazilian. In these lessons we use Brazilian songs to teach you Portuguese and we contrast Spanish and Portuguese to discuss pronunciation and grammar. Make sure you check out Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, video 4, and Video 5 with the super popular song Ai Se Eu Te Pego, by Michel Teló.
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