Best of Brazil: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass playing “A Banda”
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Best of Brazil: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass playing “A Banda”

Brazilian culture is everywhere, if you know where to look. This recently showed up in my Instagram feed. The song “A Banda” (The Band) was originally written by Chico Buarque de Holanda. Here’s the original. And yes, the famous “serious/smiling” meme is actually Chico Buarque. __________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation…

Best of Brazil: Brazilian Marines Invade Scotland
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Best of Brazil: Brazilian Marines Invade Scotland

Well…the Brazilian Marine Band, that is. This is a fascinating mixing of two cultures: Brazilian music with Scottish instrumentation. And they really pull it off – The Luiz Gonzaga classic “Asa Branca” (White Wing) actually sound pretty good on bagpipes. Also…love those helmets! ____________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our…

Musical Interlude: Our New Wind Ensemble
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Musical Interlude: Our New Wind Ensemble

For some time I’ve been wanting to get together with a couple of the guys from our church who play wind instruments (clarinet and trumpet) and do a special number. Last week’s conference at one of our local churches provided the opportunity, so Vitor, Samuel and I – along with Luan on the guitar, worked…

Best of Brazil: From Brazil to Slovenia – Perpetuum Jazzile sings “Aquarela do Brasil”
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Best of Brazil: From Brazil to Slovenia – Perpetuum Jazzile sings “Aquarela do Brasil”

With the help of a Brazilian acappella group called BR6, this group of Eastern Europeans does an admirable job at both reproducing the Bossa Nova sound and the Portuguese language. ______________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This…

Best of Brazil: Tico Tico no Fubá
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Best of Brazil: Tico Tico no Fubá

Greek flutist Eleftheria Pologeorgi does an amazing job on the Brazilian “chorinho” classic. Enjoy! _____________________________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that clicking on these Amazon links and making purchases is one way you can help…

Best of Brazil: Jobim’s “Wave”, played by Dominguinhos and Yamandú Costa
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Best of Brazil: Jobim’s “Wave”, played by Dominguinhos and Yamandú Costa

In our ongoing quest to bring you the best from Brazil, here are guitarist Yamandú Costa and accordionist Dominguinhos playing the Tom Jobim classic “Wave”. Enjoy! ____________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that clicking on…

More Music Week Videos
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More Music Week Videos

Earlier I posted a video of the Music Week choir presentation of Shut de Do. I have finally managed to get the other two choir numbers uploaded: I Am So Glad that Jesus Loves Me Que Excelsa Graça (What Wondrous Grace) _____________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in…

Music Week Video: Shut De Do
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Music Week Video: Shut De Do

Here is a video of one of the choral performances at the end of Sacred Music Week – a rousing rendition of “Shut De Do”. Important detail: many of these students had never sung in a choir before, never read a piece of sheet music, and never sung in harmony. Also, most of the choir…