Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Ilê Pérola Negra" - Daniela Mercury

Daniela Mercury, "Ilê Pérola Negra," (Sol da Liberdade, RCA, 2000).

Daniela Mercury is one of the major stars of MPB, Brazilian popular music. The lyrics to this song praise black culture as demonstrated through the song and tradition of Bahia's first Bloco Afro, Ilê Aiyê. Ilê Aiyê was founded in Bahia on November 1st 1974 with the mission to preserve, value, and expand Afro Brazilian culture.

Daniela Mercury's website

Download: Ilê Pérola Negra

Monday, July 9, 2012

On Repeat: "A Massa Quer Dançar" by Flávio Renegado

Flávio will perform at NYC's Central Park Summerstage at opening night of the 2nd Brasil Summerfest on Saturday July 21....details here.

A massa quer dançar by Flávio Renegado


Listen to the entire album "Minha Tribo é o Mundo" here.