Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas

Lyrics from "Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas" by Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes (1963) --- Original recording (Jorge Goulart) --- Our Carnival is over No one hears songs being sung No one passes by anymore, playing, happy And in people's hearts, longing and ashes are all that's left In the streets, the scene… Continue reading Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas

Viola Enluarada

Lyrics from "Viola Enluarada" by Marcos Valle and Paulo Sérgio Valle (1968) --- Good Audio Version (Marcos Valle and Milton Nascimento) --- The hand that plays a guitar, if necessary, makes war Kills the world, wounds the earth. The voice that sings a song, if necessary, sings a hymn Exalts death. Viola on a moonlit night… Continue reading Viola Enluarada

Influência do Jazz

Lyrics from "Influência do Jazz" by Carlos Lira (1962) --- My poor samba It started getting mixed up and modernized, and got lost And the sway, where is it? It's gone Where's that shimmy that stirs us up Poor thing, my samba changed all of a sudden Influence of jazz It almost died And ends up… Continue reading Influência do Jazz