Saturday, April 26, 2008

Brazil Classics

If you have your phones on and you click on the jukebox below, you will be treated to the sound of Barak Obama's voice which will fade very nicely into a Brasil Classics mix I hope you will enjoy. The collection was compiled by David Byrne, who obviously understands and loves this music.

Brazil Classics I - Belize Tropical, 1989
1) Caixa de Sol (Box of Sun) by Nazare Periera
2) Um Canto de Afoxe' Para O Bloco do Ile (Ile Aye) by Caetano Veloso
3) Quilombro, O el Dorado Negro by Gilberto Gil

4) Sonho Meu (My Dream) by Maria Bethania & Gal Costa

Lyrics for Caixa de Sol (Box of Sun) translated from the Portuguese. It loses something in the translation but it is still a beautiful message. Enjoy.

My box of sun
Is the heart of the people
Where I can warm myself
To remember or to forget
To live or to dream
Fill myself with pure energy
That gives strenght to my singing
Your box of sun
Is my very own heart
Where you will have a spot
Always ready to shelter you
There you ca forget all your sadness
You can laugh or cry
The sunbox of the people
Is the heart of the world
Where humanity joins hands
To live in equality
Searching for eternal peace
But fighting all the time
Waging every war
1982 Cezzame Argile


  1. Rousseau! Love him. My favourite is the one with the lion and the bloke asleep. Is it called 'The Sleeper' or something far more poetic? You just want to inhabit his world. Brazilian music is great too.

  2. I usually enjoy anything David Bryne does. Thanks for the heads up.


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