There's a type of Brazilian music that I find really encompasses the joviality found in Brazilian society and one person that understands this is Martinho da Vila, a highly respected sambista from Rio de Janeiro. One of his songs that easily expresses the joie d’vivre is Canta Canta, Minha Gente, a
One of my favorite Brazilian music videos to put on and listen to is Tarde em Itapuã sung acoustically by its composer Toquinho and invited guest Gil Gilberto. It’s such a great, soothing song and it has the power to transport me back to any number of Brazilian beaches I’ve sat and pondered life on.
Our translated lyrics this week: Samba Desenredo, by Brazilian band Meia Dúzia de 3 ou 4. Meia dúzia means half a dozen. Interesting name for the band, don't you think? This is not a light ballad. It is a samba about the end of the world. Complicado, né? Even if you are not in the end-of-the-world
Metá Metá: Thiago França, Juçara Marçal e Kiko Dinucci Our translated lyrics this week are about São Jorge = St. George. The song is performed by Brazilian band Metá Metá. You can listen to the song in episode 319 of the Caipirinha Appreciation Sociey podcast. And remember to download
A new episode of the podcast Caipirinha Appreciation Society is out, and so are your translated lyrics available for download at the end of this post. This week's song is Chamada Restrita, by Dois do Samba. The song is in episode 318 of the podcast: Taking Risks
Download the translated lyrics: Todo Mundo Nasce Artista, by Aíla. Here's the file: Letra - Aíla - Todo mundo nasce artista - Street Smart Brazil This song was hand-picked by our talented friends from Caipirinha Appreciation Society. You can listen to it in episode 317 of the podcast: Meeting
Download your weekly translated lyrics from Caipirinha Appreciation Society's podcast: Ingrediente da Felicidade, by Salvador Santo. The song is in Episode 316 of the podcast: Routine = Rotina. Salvador Santo is a singer, composer, musician, and DJ from Recife,
Singing is a great way to improve your speaking skills. Here is your weekly translated lyrics from Caipirinha Appreciation Society's podcast: Fingimento, by Trio Pouca Chinfra, a samba group from Recife. The song is in episode 315 of the podcast: Ebb and Flow = Fluxo e Refluxo.
It's been a while, and I’m thrilled to publish a new video from the series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. In this lesson we use the song Toda Sexta-Feira. You will learn the days of the week in Portuguese and how to use Todo/Toda, along with language and pronunciation tips. And I have a
Affonso Moraes Here is your weekly translated lyrics from Caipirinha Appreciation Society's podcast: Ando Ocupado, um sambinha muito gostoso by Affonso Moraes. Mr Affonso Moraes recorded his first album at 72 years of age. The video below, recorded by someone in the audience, is the only