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Guitarras Elétricas

🇬🇧 Inspiration for this episode came from Lari Basilio wining a music festival in 2014 with her excellent Walking by Faith. Electric guitar is less common in traditional Brazilian music, but we bring our outstanding guitarists in a selection that may sound more like hard rock or jazz. We’ll meet masters Pepeu Gomes and Victor Biglione. Ulisses Rocha, usually playing the acoustic guitar, is always in shape to play the electric guitar too. We also bring our friends from Brazilian-Rock-Pop scene, 14 Bis and Cor do Som, that always fed us with good riffs and instrumental recordings. Special mention to guitarist Almir Stocker (the AlemĂŁo of AlemĂŁo e Zezo and who also plays in Cor do Som and Grupo Medusa). Electric guitar use to walk along heavier bass, drums and keyboard, so pay attention to these too !

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Viola Brasileira

đŸ‡§đŸ‡·Â Viola Brasileira, tambĂ©m conhecida como Viola Sertaneja ou Viola Caipira, instrumento que visualmente parece um violĂŁo mas possui alma completamente diferente. Um violĂŁo brasileiro tem 6 ou 7 cordas de nylon, jĂĄ a viola tem 10 cordas de metal. Suas afinaçÔes tambĂ©m sĂŁo diferentes, com nomes bonitos como CebolĂŁo, Rio a Baixo etc.

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Nordestinos e sua mĂșsica (parte 2) | Northeast people and their music (part 2)

🇬🇧 From the most original rhythms, strongest contrasts, Brazilian Northeast is a land of intriguing culture. Throughout this episode (and its second part), note how a lot resembles classical music, either in instruments or in group formations. And these geniuses play it with frevo and maracatu! Ariano Suassuna and his league founded the Armorial movement in the 1970s providing the ideological DNA for this mix. From there, AntĂŽnio Madureira, AntĂŽnio NĂłbrega, Capiba, Cussy de Almeida and later Sergio Campelo managed to originally fuse everything with style and extreme beauty. Honorable mention to Madureira who started the extraordinary Armorial Quintet and later Romançal, provided memorable compositions that continue to influence a legion of artists who deserve all the spotlights. The armorial style compositions, even without lyrics, seem to tell epical stories, like movies. It is a privilege to be close to all of this. But we don’t stop here. The more universal Brazilian Instrumental music practically came to life through the hands of northeastern Hermeto Pascoal and Heraldo do Monte when they formed the Novo Quartet in the 1960s, also represented in this 2 episodes. Since then, dear northeastern people traveled the world, cooked more musical deliciousness and here they are with Sivuca, in JacarĂ©‘s mandolin, Fernando Melo (from Duofel) and many others. Special attention to the sound of the Brazilian Viola spread in this episodes — which is commonly associated with the caipira scene in the Southeast and Middle West — has a completely refreshed incarnation in the Northeast, called repente.

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Radio Mix

đŸ‡§đŸ‡·Â TetĂȘ EspĂ­ndola, sempre experimentando, nos ilude (trompe l’oeil) com uma gravação que parece ter uma orquestra inteira a suportando, mas nada ali Ă© mais do que sua prĂłpria voz singular, sobreposta em diversos canais. Hamilton de Holanda, um dos maiores artistas da cena musical brasileira atualmente, tambĂ©m impressiona com a velocidade e precisĂŁo que toca seu bandolim. Faz atĂ© Jacob saltitar no cĂ©u. Tem tambĂ©m Sidnei de Oliveira, violeiro do interior de SĂŁo Paulo, com uma belĂ­ssima composição. Um pulinho nos anos 80 com o Grupo Medusa e muito mais !

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Nordestinos e sua mĂșsica (parte 1) | Northeast people and their music (part 1)

🇬🇧 From the most original rhythms, strongest contrasts, Brazilian Northeast is a land of intriguing culture. Throughout this episode (and its second part), note how a lot resembles classical music, either in instruments or in group formations. And these geniuses play it with frevo and maracatu! Ariano Suassuna and his league founded the Armorial movement in the 1970s providing the ideological DNA for this mix. From there, AntĂŽnio Madureira, AntĂŽnio NĂłbrega, Capiba, Cussy de Almeida and later Sergio Campelo managed to originally fuse everything with style and extreme beauty. Honorable mention to Madureira who started the extraordinary Armorial Quintet and later Romançal, provided memorable compositions that continue to influence a legion of artists who deserve all the spotlights. The armorial style compositions, even without lyrics, seem to tell epical stories, like movies. It is a privilege to be close to all of this. But we don’t stop here. The more universal Brazilian Instrumental music practically came to life through the hands of northeastern Hermeto Pascoal and Heraldo do Monte when they formed the Novo Quartet in the 1960s, also represented in this 2 episodes. Since then, dear northeastern people traveled the world, cooked more musical deliciousness and here they are with Sivuca, in JacarĂ©‘s mandolin, Fernando Melo (from Duofel) and many others. Special attention to the sound of the Brazilian Viola spread in this episodes — which is commonly associated with the caipira scene in the Southeast and Middle West — has a completely refreshed incarnation in the Northeast, called repente.

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O mundo inteiro toca Brasil | Whole world plays Brazil

đŸ‡§đŸ‡·Â Este programa Ă© dedicado aos mĂșsicos estrangeiros que ao longo de suas carreiras foram tocados pela ginga brasileira. Algumas gravaçÔes aqui sĂŁo histĂłricas, como a do Paco de LucĂ­a + Al Di Meola + McLaughlin. Ou Yo-Yo Ma tocando Jacob do Bandolim tĂŁo docemente. Ou a honra de ter a incrĂ­vel superbanda Snarky Puppy mandando um baiĂŁo supercompetente. Sem contar a delicadeza britĂąnica do Eden-Stell Guitar Duo tocando nosso paulistanĂ­ssimo Bellinati, ou, direto das ruas de Barcelona, o TrĂ­o GĂłtico interpretando Gismonti. É interessante tambĂ©m sentir como os venezuelanos do GurrufĂ­o misturam suas raizes musicais originais com a ginga brasileira. Enfim, a mĂșsica do mundo todo !

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Mil variaçÔes | One thousand variations

🇬🇧 Joyce Moreno, or just Joyce, globally recognized for her Bossa Nova tunes, writes, plays and sings music non stop since the 60s. Her scat works (singing without lyrics) is huge and original. One of my preferred compositions is FeijĂŁo com Arroz, from one of the albums she released with her husband, the drummer Tutty Moreno. There is also Ulisses Rocha, one of our acoustic guitar colossus, playing one of his most complex compositions. His perfectionism is absolutely impressive. Then we visit the extraordinary Quinteto Armorial in the 70s for a taste of how they left their mark forever in the Northeast music. Heading South, we stop in Rio for a nostalgic composition of K-Ximbinho by ZĂ© da Velha e SilvĂ©rio Pontes. We also visit Neymar Dias, versatile multi-instrumentist from SĂŁo Paulo’s music scene that explores new possibilities for the Brazilian viola. And then we arrive in Rio Grande do Sul for a modern execution of an Hermeto Pascoal theme written for and played by Renato Borghetti. This is beautiful episode, enjoy !

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Balanço no Tempo | Bouncing across Time

đŸ‡§đŸ‡· Almir Sater lançou em 1985 um ĂĄlbum instrumental importantĂ­ssimo de viola brasileira, repleto de composiçÔes lindas que misturam a tradição da viola com instrumentos, ritmos e arranjos modernos. A primeira faixa desta seleção, Luzeiro, foi extraĂ­da daĂ­ e da abertura do programa Globo Rural, que a consagrou. Esta seleção balança entre o tradicional e o moderno, renovador e inovador. HĂĄ outras peças assim, como a jazzificação de Odeon e Cantando no torĂł. Ou releituras simplesmente lindas, como as do ZĂ© da Velha e SilvĂ©rio Pontes. Ou inovaçÔes completas, como a Parafuso, Felipe na ĂĄrea, Belafonte. Ou ainda coisas muito modernas, como a ForrĂł Brasil do Hermeto Pascoal, interpretado Ă  moda antiga pelo Afonso Machado e Bartholomeu Wiese. Divirta-se !

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A voz como instrumento | Voice as an instrument

🇬🇧 The voice, when freed from the song lyrics, becomes an instrument. Of the kind that unleashes the most incredible possibilities. The queen of the “bĂĄ-tchicum-dum” style is undoubtedly Joyce — she has more than 30 recordings like this. But there is also the groovy-maracatu side with Grupo FeijĂŁo de Corda. Also the highly lyrical version of a Jacob do Bandolim composition adapted by NĂł em Pingo D’Água. And since the whole world wants to play Brazil, we also invited german singer CĂ©line Rudolph and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with Luciana Souza to galvanize it all with a for export label. A selection to enjoy with eyes closed.

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Anos 80 e outras coisas | The 80’s and others

đŸ‡§đŸ‡·Â Guilherme Arantes é um dos colossais da MPB, teve suas famosĂ­ssimas cançÔes gravadas por inĂșmeros cantores. Seu trabalho instrumental Ă© raro mas pĂ”e em evidĂȘncia o excelente compositor que ele Ă©. Seu ĂĄlbum de solos de piano nĂŁo tem nada de ritmos brasileiros, nem o estilo “Anos 80” (largamente determinado pelo prĂłprio Guilherme Arantes), Ă© essencialmente New Age, elegante e merece atenção. Deliciosa tambĂ©m a parceria do Uakti (outro grupo de tendĂȘncias New Age) com TĂșlio MourĂŁo para uma moda de viola de Tavinho. E falando de viola (instrumento que adoramos no Brasil Abstrato), Roberto CorrĂȘa nos esbanja “bunitĂȘza” com um tema singelo e interiorano. Contrabalanceando tanta calmaria, Yamandu e Thiago EspĂ­rito Santo fazem um duo ligeiro de violĂŁo 7 cordas e baixo. Somado a Gismontada, do Duofel, te deixarĂŁo bem acordado. E jĂĄ que falamos dos Anos 80, um dos melhores representantes instrumentais daquela sonoridade Ă© o Cama de Gato, com um tema lindo e jovial de seu brilhante baixista, Arthur Maia.

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