Tag: Brazil

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Waldir Azevedo – Master of the Cavaquinho – Roda…

The last four editions of the radio show  “Roda de Choro” of the Brazilian Radio MEC were dedicated to the music of  Waldir Azevedo. This is a great chance to download almost three hours of music by Waldir Azevedo, with recordings from 1957 until 1979, as the radio shows are available as podcasts.

Waldir Azevedo was one of the most important composers of choros in Brazil, he has composed the famous tunes Brasileirinho, Delicado and Pedacoinhos do Ceu. Waldir Azevedo was the first player who used the cavaquinho as a melody- and solo-instrument.

Wikipedia:

Waldir Azevedo (Rio De Janeiro, January 23, 1923 – São Paulo, September 21, 1980) was a choro conductor and performer. He wrote 130 compositions during his lifetime and played the cavaquinho. He is considered by many to be the first Brazilian cavaquinho shredder ever. One of his compositions, Delicado [Baiao], is a Latin American dance that has been arranged for piano.

The Radio MEC choro podcasts are no more available!

I have made screenshots of the programs of the four podcasts dedicated to the music of Waldir Azevedo as a reference:

Part 1 – Nov. 6, 2012

 Part 2, Nov. 13, 2012

Read more “Waldir Azevedo – Master of the Cavaquinho – Roda de Choro Podcast (Radio MEC)”

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Avena de Castro – The Zither in Brazilian Choro…

Some days ago I have descovered the youtube channel of SenorDaVoz. In this channel you can find some great playlists with music from Brazil, including 3 large playlists with choro music. You can find original recordings of masters like Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha and Luperce Miranda.

There was one playlist that made me very curious – the image showed a man with a zither – an instrument that I did not expect to find in Brazilian music. I have watched the 3 videos in the playlist and was really surprised.

The musician that has played the Brazilian choros on the zither is Avena de Castro.

I have found some information about Avena de Castro in the Choro Music Blog:

Avena de Castro (Heitor Avena de Castro, 1919 – 1981) is regarded a Brazilian master of the zither. He started his career in the 1930s after studying the instrument at conservatory composing and transcribing classical repertoire to be performed on the zither. In the 1950s he recorded pieces by Ernesto Narareth and Zequinha Abreu a.o. and he was later to be involved in the founding of the Club de Choro of Brasilia and was actually elected as the first president of the organisation. He recorded more LPs, both as a soloist and participating in recordings by others, i.e. Waldir Azevedo (1973).

Avena de Castro planned a cooperation with Jacob do Bandolim and he even recorded one piece together with Jacob ( “Três estrelinhas” – see the playlist). This cooperation however was made impossible by the sudden death of Jacob do Bandolim. Later Avena de Castro published his LP Avena de Castro relembra Jacob Bittencourt’.

I think this Brazilian music played on a typical zither sounds very interesting, and therefor I have compiled a playlist with the best videos with Avena de Castro.

Let’s start with the famous choro Cochichando in the zither version by Avena de Castro:

COCHICHANDO-AVENA DE CASTRO EM UMA CITRA E DUAS ROSAS

Playlist Avena de Castro – Zither

Blog article in the Choro Music Blog: http://choro-music.blogspot.de/2007/04/evocao-jacob.html

Read also my related articles about the zither:

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Discover the Music of Brazil – Brazilian Music Day…

On Sept. 7, 2012 the Brazilian Music Day was organized by the ARChive of Contemporary Music:

The Archive of Contemporary Music has called for participation in the Brazilian Music Day and has organized and collected all kinds of events about the music of Brazil.

As the result the special Brazilian Music day Website was launched. This website offers a great resource to find information about Brazilian music. It contains a huge list of Brazilian artists, websites, blogs, radio stations – almost everything that deals with Brazilian music can be found on this site.

In the special youtube channel many playlists of Brazilian artists have been created. I have dicovered the following Brazilian band among those playlists – a fantastic band with cavaquinho and cavaco banjo:

Grupo Revelação – Tá Escrito (Ao Vivo no Morro)

During the last days I have updated the page about choro and Brazilian music on my website. I have updated the links and added some new topics, including a list with some podcasts and playlists with choro music:

SOASRADIO Podcast über Choro

A two-hour Podcast with a lot of  Choro music

http://soasradio.org/content/cas-309-choro

Read more “Discover the Music of Brazil – Brazilian Music Day Sept. 7, 2012 – Choro and Bandolim”

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Talentos – The Brazilian Guitarist Rogério Caetano – With…

Three videos with the guitarist Rogério Caetano from Brazil from the Talentos series of the Brazilian TV.

Rogério Caetano is one of the younger Brazilian guitarists, he has played together with Hamilton de Holanda.

In those videos he plays with Luís Barcelos (bandolim) and Amoy Ribas (percussion)

Enjoy the videos with Rogério Caetano!

Talentos – Rogério Caetano (violonista)

Rogério Caetano é considerado pelos críticos, músicos brasileiros e pelo público um virtuose do violão de 7 cordas, uma nova escola desse instrumento. Trilhando seu caminho musical desde os 6 anos de idade, tendo sempre o choro e o samba como suas principais referências, já alcançou seu lugar ao lado dos grandes do violão brasileiro.

Assíduo participante do Clube do Choro de Brasília, apresentou-se ao lado de vários mestres como Sivuca, Hermeto Pascoal, Altamiro Carrilho, Carlos Poyares, entre outros. Integrou o grupo Dois de Ouro (1998/2002) e formou o grupo “Brasília Brasil” em parceria com Hamilton de Holanda e Daniel Santiago, que vem se apresentando em várias capitais brasileiras, nos Estados Unidos e Europa. Formou-se no curso de Bacharelado em Composição Musical na Universidade de Brasília, no ano de 2004.
Agora em 2009 gravou pela Biscoito Fino o CD Na Cabeça com Marcos Sacramento, Luis Flávio Alcôfra e Zé Paulo Becker ,Trabalho que também fará turnê pela Europa.

No Rio de Janeiro vem se destacando por ser um dos músicos mais atuantes no mercado fonográfico brasileiro. Destacam-se as gravações com Zeca Pagodinho (vários CDs e DVD Gafieira), Ivan Lins, Nana Caymmi, Maria Bethânia, Dudu Nobre, Fundo de Quintal, Martinho da Vila, Monarco, Lenine, Vanessa da Mata(CD e DVD) em Parati, projeto Samba Social Clube (CD e DVD)Vol 1e Vol 2, CD Na Cabeça de Marcos Sacramento entre vários outros.
Durante toda sua carreira já atuou ao lado de vários artistas como Leila Pinheiro, Ney Matogrosso, Beth Carvalho, Zeca Pagodinho, Dona Ivone Lara, Monarco, Joel Nascimento, Zé da Velha e Silvério Pontes, Marcos Sacramento entre outros.

Na gravação do show para a TV Câmara, Rogério foi acompanhado pelos músicos Luís Barcelos (bandolim) e Amoy Ribas (percussão). Atualmente em seu novo trabalho, intitulado “Rogério Caetano”, sola composições próprias ao violão de sete cordas de nylon.

Título: Talentos
Autor: TV Câmara
Categoria: Música
Idioma: Português
País: Brasil

The videos are no more available – I have found newer videos with Rogério Caetano and made a new playlist.

 

Playlist Rogério Caetano

Additional Information

Website of Rogério Caetano with some free sheet music: http://rogeriocaetano.com/

Blog of Luis Barcelos (bandolim) with videos and recordings: http://www.luisbarcelosbandolim.blogspot.de/