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Lyrics Practice: Aquele Abraço Posted by on Oct 5, 2009

This is one of my favorite Brazilian songs ever, originally sung by Gilberto Gil, though I prefer some of the newer versions. Incidentally, this song is being used to promote the now official 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, so I thought it would be a perfect day to celebrate Rio’s accomplishment! Listen to the…

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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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