out 092012

Feeling romantic today?

Brazilian people are romantic by nature and this is revealed through thousands of love songs already written in past decades and the ones waiting to be written. The Bossa Nova and even the samba brought us many romantic songs, however the MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) offers the most beautiful romantic melodies and lyrics.

Some of these composers and interpreters are Roberto Carlos, Vinicius de Moraes, Tim Maia, Alcione, Caetano Veloso, Cartola, Lulu Santos, Maria Bethania, Simone, just to name a few. And I am not including here the “country” duos (duplas sertanejas).

If you know more love songs from Brazil tell me and I’ll find a good video and explain the meaning of the lyrics for you. For now, enjoy these two wonderful Brazilian songs.

Marisa Monte and Paulinho da Viola singing “Carinhoso”, by Pixinguinha. Marisa is amazing, all her CDs are an art piece. This is the first one, from 1991 : Mais

Luciana Melo singing “As rosas não falam”, by Cartola.

Want more CD’s suggestions? Just ask!