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Casa Da Mae Joana - Samba Music
Old Guard of Portela, Wilson Moriera and Nelson Sargento, Guilherme de Brito
Casa Da Mae Joana - Samba Music
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
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For lovers of samba, this is a wonderful retro-trip into the heart of the music, performed by a crew of old timers and their followers who get together at the home of Joana de Carvalho in Rio de Janeiro to share the music ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Old Guard of Portela, Wilson Moriera and Nelson Sargento, Guilherme de Brito
Title: Casa Da Mae Joana - Samba Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Jackel
Original Release Date: 10/13/1998
Re-Release Date: 8/6/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 085365451421, 600065502527

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For lovers of samba, this is a wonderful retro-trip into the heart of the music, performed by a crew of old timers and their followers who get together at the home of Joana de Carvalho in Rio de Janeiro to share the music in all its acoustic glory. This is a straightahead brand of samba by a fine group of musicians playing guitars, cavaquinhos, reeds, flutes, and percussion, led by warm lead voices and exuberant responses. Highlights include a medley of three sambas by Wilson Moriera and Nelson Sargento; a number of tracks by lesser-known Monarco, one of the founders of Velha Guarda e Portela (the Old Guard of Portela), whose smooth, slightly muted vocals are a pleasure; and Guilherme de Brita, a romantic of the first order who delivers his lush vocals with the passion of a 20-year-old. The affair is one of laid-back simplicity, with no fusions or crossovers, just pure samba for the locals. --Louis Gibson

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Pure gorgeous samba
Moten Swing | NYC | 06/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes the music we in the US hear from Brazil is overproduced, slickly packaged stuff. This is more like folk music, but oh does it swing. Beautiful melodies, raucous cavaquinhos, excellent musicianship all around. Move beyond what David Byrne likes, and get the real samba."