Discussion in 'Music' started by Lucy Hamilton, Feb 1, 2016.
I got my friend's son interested in music with this.
Carnaval, y'all. World's biggest party going down in Brasil as we sit.
Chico Buarque's Vai Passar is as good an infectious samba as any.....
A samba about samba, the spectacle of a samba parade passing in the street. Crank it up. Crank it WAY up.
Samba comes from semba, describing both a percussion rhythm and its dance, from Angola. As they repeat the lyrics the percussion transcends into different highlights; the deep surdo one-two heartbeat, the ringing plastic hand drums called tambourims and later the squeaky cuíca.
The imagery is taken from the street protests against the repressive military government of the 1960s-1980s, During the cultural repression and censorship many artists self-exiled to places they could freely express; Chico Buarque stayed in Brazil writing songs that looked like simple love songs but were allegories for protest such as the one quoted in the second image: (Apesar de você) Amanhá vai ser outro dia! (in spite of you, tomorrow will be a new day).
Meanwhile --- in New Orleans ....
One of the comments kinda says it all --- "nothing about this band makes sense--- until you hear them play"
Who is Haruka Kikuchi?
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