Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Time for Carnaval

Another song I use in class:

"It's Time for Carnival" from album Struck by Lightning (1989 Venture Records) Airto Moreira.

Airto Moreira's website

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mas Que Nada

A classic Brazilian tune updated. Used this song in class tonight and you loved it! Enjoy. (Single by Sérgio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas
from the album Timeless, 2006)



The original "Mas Que Nada" is by living legend Jorge Ben (formerly known as Jorge Ben Jor). Ben wrote and performed the song in 1963. The song became Sergio Mendes' signature around 1966.



"Mas Que Nada" is Brazilian Portuguese slang, literally meaning "but, that [is] nothing". The figure of speech means "come on", "no way", or "Yeah, right!".

Sources:
Song history, meaning - Wikipedia
Videos - YouTube
More on Jorge Ben - Músicabrasileira.org