O Teatro Mágico is a brazilian band formed in 2003. The project mix many types of art , such as literature, poetry, theatre, music and circus. Listen to ” Nosso Pequeno Castelo” , a great song!
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“Aquarela do Brasil“ (Watercolor of Brazil), known in the English-speaking world simply as “Brazil“, is one of the most famous Brazilian songs of all time, written by Ary Barroso in 1939.
The story behind : Ary Barroso wrote “Aquarela do Brasil” in early 1939, when he was prevented from leaving his home one night due to a heavy storm. Its title, a reference to watercolor painting, is a clear reference to the rain. He also wrote “Três Lágrimas” (Three teardrops) on that same night, before the rain ended.
The song was featured prominently in the 1985 Terry Gilliam film Brazil, which was named after it. It was recorded by Geoff Muldaur in the soundtrack, i love both film and soundtrack , really awesome .
the original song became famous , featuring it in the 1942 Disney cartoon , it has been the first song from brasil which was played over a million times in US radio.
and this is one of the oldest original versions with Francisco Alves , recorded 1939.
Cazuza was a composer and singer, he died in 1990, but still an important name of brazilian music. Enjoy “Todo Amor que Houver nessa Vida” when he was vocal in the rock band Barão Vermelho, and listen to his solo song “Codinome Beija-Flor”.
Gilberto Gil is a MPB singer from Brazil. Listen to his great cover “Three Little Birds” mixing several brazilians styles.
Chico Science & Nação Zumbi is an experimental project from Brazil. Mixing samba, punk-rock and reggae, they do some peculiar music. The group changed they name to Nação Zumbi after the vocal (Chico Science) died in a car accident. Listen to ” Maracatu Atômico”.
Seu Jorge is a great musician from Brazil. His music style mix MPB and Samba. Listen to “Carolina”.
Ivete Sangalo is a brazilian singer of a genre named “Axé” which mix samba and some africans rithms. Listen to “Sorte Grande”.
Maria Rita is a brazilian MPB singer. She is daughter of the great musician Elis Regina. Listen to her version of ” Não deixe o Samba Morrer”.
Does anyone like samba?
Roberta de Sá is a brazilian singer , born in 1980, known for her Samba/MPB music. Listen to ” Samba de um Minuto”.
Los Hermanos is a alternative rock/samba/MPB band from Rio de Janeiro. The group was formed in 1997. Although the band is Brazilian, the name is Spanish for “the brothers”, which would be “Os Irmãos” in Portuguese.