Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Brazil Classics 3: Forro Etc
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
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An Enjoyable Introduction
Jess | 07/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, this poor page needs a tracklisting, so here's that for whom it may concern:
1) Luiz Gonzaga - O Fole Roncou (The Bellows Roared)
2) Gal Costa - Festa do Interior (Party of the Brazilian Interior)
3) Jackson do Pandeiro - Tum-Tum-Tum
4) Luiz Gonzaga - Danado de Bom (Damn Good)
5) Dominguinhos - Querubim (Cherb)
6) Anastácia - O Sucesso de Zefinha (Little Zefa's Sucess)
7) Nando Cordel & Amelinha - É de Dar Agua na Boca (It makes my mouth water)
8) Dominguinhos - Vou com Você (I'll Go with You)
9) Gonzaguinha - Asa Branca (White Wing)
10) Clemilda - Recordação de Vaqueiro (Recollection of a Cowboy)
11) Jorge de Altinho & Domiguinhos - Bom Demais (Too Good/So Good)
12) Marinalva - Tarde Nordestina (Northeastern Afternoon)
13) Luiz Gonzaga - A Feita de Caruaru (The Market of Caruaru)
14) Genival Lacerda - Aniversário do Seu Vavá (Mr's Vavá's Birthday)
15) Jackson do Pandeiro - Chiclete com Banana (Bubble Gum with Bananas)
16) Trio Nordestinho - Rejeição (Rejection)
17) João do Vale - Estrela Miúda (Tiny Star)
18) Luiz Gonzaga & Elba Ramalho - Sanforinha Choradeira (Little Weeping Accordion)
This is a sampling off the music of the Brazilian northeast, which is a dry, impoverished region of the country near and on the equator. It's presently very popular throughout Brazil and is usually danced to by couples. Although it's not my favorite genre of Brazil music, it's still worth giving a go if you are interested in Brazilian music and culture. You really need to hear it for yourself because anything it could be compared to is just that, a comparision. I've heard people compare it to ska, polka, tejano, but it's not really any of those things. It's its own unique thing."
Authentic Brazilian FORRO!!
Teresa J. Nunes | Indiana | 06/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up in the Northeastern region of Brazil, listening to and dancing the "Forro". This CD is as close to authentic Forro as you will get! I play it for my 8-month old daughter so that she will get used to these Brazilian rythms. I agree with the reviewer who said that if you like Zydeco music, you will probably enjoy this."
Don't Need to Understand the Lyrics...
Scipio | Chicagoland, USA | 08/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite my complete ignorance of the Portuguese language, I've become a fan of Brazilian music. What I've found, however, is the quality is very uneven (isn't it always?). As collections of Brazilian music go, IMHO this one is well above average. Although I don't understand a word of it, it still sounds very good.
I judge a CD by how many tracks I feel are worth "ripping" to MP3s for repeated listening. I did this to about 3/4 of those on this CD - pretty high for me.
The Gonzaga and Dominguinhos songs are great, but "Estrela Miúda" is my (current) favorite of this collection.
For an even better compilation, I suggest "Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical."