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Águas de Março Posted by on Mar 10, 2010

Happy March! The song “Waters of March,” originally written by Tom Jobim and performed here by Elis Regina, is a true classic. It also has an interesting backstory: in Rio de Janeiro, March is a very rainy month with lots of flooding, and Jobim was inspired by the Rio weather, and actually wrote the music…

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Lyrics Practice: Elis Regina Posted by on Sep 21, 2009

Let’s kick off the week with a lovely little tune by Gilberto Gil, as sung by the classic singer Elis Regina. Follow along and see if you can keep up with the lyrics: Essa ladeira, que ladeira é essa? Essa é a ladeira da preguiça Essa ladeira, que ladeira é essa? Essa é a ladeira…

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Brazilian Profile: Elis Regina Posted by on Feb 6, 2009

Elis Regina Carvalho Costa is one of Brazil’s most celebrated female singers, and one of its most famous MPB performers. Born in 1945 in the capital of the southernmost state in Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, she began her career early at age eleven, when she performed on a children’s radio show. She recorded her…

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