Music from Paraguay – Agustin Barrios Mangore

Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Agustín Barrios Mangoré, May 5, 1885 – August 7, 1944), was a Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer. He wrote this song “Choro de Saudade ” a song about a word that only exists in the portugese language “Saudade ” There is a poem about this word : ” Saudades, só portugueses Conseguem senti-las bem. Porque têm essa palavra , para dizer que as têm.”

That means translated : Saudades – only Portuguesecan know that feeling. Because only they have this word, make it really to name.(google translator öhm :-)) perhaps Marilia can translate it better , im not sure wheather it expresses the real meaning in english , but  i love these background stories ^^


Music from Paraguay – Los Blue Caps

Los Blue Caps – a rock band from Paraguay. Several world-popular genres of music, such as rock are fairly new in the Paraguayan music scene. This is because of the fierce dictatorship enforced by former President Alfredo Stroessner during his mandate from 1954 to 1989, in which he banned all forms of liberal expressions. Despite that, a few rock groups were formed in the 1970s such as The Aftermad’s and The Blue Caps.

Here is their song Hoy Salgo Contigo , with the charming original music video from the 70´s