Tag: Brazil

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Paulo Flores & Cambanda Jazz Combo – Some Choros…

The following videos show the documentation of a concert with some choro tunes played by Paulo Flores & Cambanda Jazz Combo. It shows some historic recordings and the new versions. I liked those 4 videos very much. In the last video the choro Boneca is played, a choro that I have just added to my page about the Songbook Choro which I am currently reworking: http://www.mandoisland.de/choro_songbook.html

Paulo Flores & Cambanda Jazz Combo

Paulo Flores – flauta e arranjos
João Paulo Barbosa – sax alto
Richard Ferrarini – sax tenor
Cesar Roversi – sax baritono e soprano
Ana Cibele Rodrigues — piano
Alexandre Bueno — guitarra
Felipe Brisola — Baixo Rodrigo
Donato – Bateria e percussão
Heverton Rodrigues – Bateria e percussão

Naquele Tempo Benedito Lacerda e Pixinguinha Seresteiro Benedito Lacerda Pagão Benedito Lacerda e Pixiguinha Caboclo Benedito Lacerda e Herivelto Martins

Duo Benê de dois

Paulo Flores – flauta Paulo Braga – piano Seu Lourenço no vinho Benedito Lacerda e Pixinguinha
Boneca Benedito Lacerda e Aldo Cabral

Pinturas a óleo Heitor dos Prazeres

Caricaturas Paulo Flores

Audio original Benedito Lacerda, Pixinguinha e Regional Sílvio Caldas e Regional de Benedito Lacerda em Boneca, Caboclo e Seresteiro.

Locuções originais Almirante no programa
O Pessoal da Velha Guarda rádio Tupy

Trechos do filme original Pessoal da Velha Guarda na inauguração do Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo 1954 de Thomaz Farkas recuperado e editado pelo Instituto Moreira Salles

Fotos Marc Ferrez, Coleção Allen Morrison e outros.

Técnico de som Clayton Antonelli

Imagens e edição Rodrigo Camargo artte@artte.com.br

Imagens Extras Pérola

Gravado em 03 de dezembro de 2007 no palco do Teatro Prócopio Ferreira Conservatório de Tatuí

Será o Benedito ?!? Parte 1/4 Naquele Tempo

Será o Benedito ?!? Parte 2/2 Seresteiro

Será o Benedito ?!? Parte 3/4 Seu Lourenço e Pagão

Será o Benedito ?!? Parte 4/4 Caboclo e Boneca

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Beatles’n’Choro – Beatles Songs with Bandolim, Cavaquinho, Clarinet and…

During the last days I have looked for some interesting choro music, and I have discovered a project titled Beatles’n’Choro. 4 CDs with Beatlessongs played by Brazilian Choro musicians with clarinet, flute, cavaquinho, bandolim, violao and pandeiro.

On the bandolim we can hear Hamilton de Holanda who plays a nice arrangement of Something on the bandolim:

Beatles’n’Choro – Something – Hamílton de Holanda

A Brazilian project of The Beatles music in Choro, a traditional brazilian music.


You can find several videos with titles from this project, but there are also other videos of Beatlessongs played by choro ensembles. Here is a group who has three videos of Beatlessongs at youtube:

I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Chorinho

Apresentação do grupo de choro no espetáculo “The Beatles” da Academia de Dança Regina Dell’Aquila – Teatro do Shopping Centro – São José dos Campos – SP – Dez/09. Marcelo Furlan (violão), Serginho Petroni (bandolim), Matheus Modesto (surdo) e Eduardo Galvani (pandeiro). Produção Vídeo Marina.

Finaly I have found some interesting videos at myspace – here as an example the song Eleonor Rigby played with bandolim, violao and pandeiro:

Eleonor Rigby – Beatles — Deus lhe Pague – Chico Buarque


Eleonor Rigby – Beatles — Deus lhe Pague – Chico Buarque

Brasil com S Escola de Choro e MPB | MySpace Video

I have collected some other videos of Beatlessongs in choro style in my playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3C751A11D1E21167

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The Viola Caipira of Brazil

I have found some more interesting things about the viola caipira.

First, there is a homepage dedicated to the viola caipira with all important information about the instrument, its players, teachers, luthiers, some sheet music and much more: http://www.violacaipira.com.br/musicabrasileira/

Then I found another homepage with an interesting article about the history of the Viola Cabocla with some interesting pictures. This article was published in the Revista Sertaneja magazine during the 1950s.: http://www.widesoft.com.br/users/pcastro4/viola.htm

Another homepage dedicated to the Viola is: http://www.violaeponteios.com.br/site/

Finally the site of Eric Martins is also very useful if you want to learn to play the viola caipira – you can find chord charts and a basic method for the viola: http://www.ericmartins.mus.br/

The I have found that there are some big ensembles who play the viola caipira and sing. Those Orquestra de Viola Caipira sound very similar to a mandolin orchestra, they do also use the tremolo some times. Here is one example of such an orchestra:

Orquestra Paulistana de Viola Caipira

Finally I have found an interesting video that shows some steps of the making of a viola caipira in a small luthiers workshop:

Luthier fabricando viola caipira

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Brazil – Matogrosso – viola caipira – viola sertaneja…

I have just discovered some videos from Brazil with a viola caipira or viola sertaneja, an instrument with five double metal courses and slightly smaller than a guitar. You can find more information about those instruments in the Atlas of Plucked Instruments. The viola caipira is built like a normal guitar, the viola sertanejya is constructed like a resonator guitar (dobro / national). Another instrument with a resonator used in Brazil ist the Delvecchio, the Brazilian kind of a resonator guitar.

About the tunings of the viola you can read in the Atlas of Plucked Instruments:

There exist dozens of tunings for the viola, but often the tuning is open, for easy playing, like : aA d’D f’f# aa d’d’.

I have selected two videos played by Helena Meirelles, a woman who only became popular at an old age. The best information about the life and music of Helena Meirelles can be found in a blog about her: http://thebraziliansound.blogspot.com/2009/12/late-blooming-helena-meirelles.html

Roberto Corrêa, a viola master and researcher, said this about Helena: “She represented that border region of Paraguay, northern Argentina and Mato Grosso do Sul that culturally is a region by itself, replete with styles like the polkas, the chamamés, the guarânias, and the rasqueados. She brought the sounds of the frontier, of the wilderness, of an unknown place. Her way of playing was simple, but her music was not.”**

**from Jornal do Brasil, as quoted in Dicionário Houaiss Illustrado: Música Popular Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro: Paracatu Editora, 2006).

Helena Meirelles – Siriema / Água parada (Clodovil 1992)

Helena Meirelles – Guaxo

Then there are some videos with Milton Araújo who does also play the viola sertaneja. I found his video when I looked for a song named Araponga – I found his version of this song – it was not the song that I was looking for – but an interesting discovery. Before I add the Video with Araponga and his version of the Guaxo that he has obviously lerned from Helena Meirelles, her is a nice blues about Helena Meirelles:

Milton Araújo – Circuito Cultural

Milton Araújo executa seu arranjo de um Blues num especial sobre Helena Meirelles, exibido pelo programa “Circuito Cultural” (NET – ABC)

Presentes: Mário Araújo e Marcão (base);

Milton Araújo – Guaxo/Araponga

Milton Araújo no programa “Na Palma da Mão”, mediado por Gabino, executando do seu jeitinho especial “Guaxo” e “Araponga”.
E Marcão na booa base, como sempre!

Links

Atlas of Plucked Instruments: http://www.atlasofpluckedinstruments.com/south_america.htm

Information about Helena Meirelles: http://thebraziliansound.blogspot.com/2009/12/late-blooming-helena-meirelles.html

Milton Araújo on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/miltonaraujo