Here’s another real-life trend that’s tied directly to the success of the’Getz/Gilberto’ album: It ushered in a wave of Brazilian musicians who called the United States “home”.
And it’s still true today, as we celebrate a pair of musical birthdays for Fabiana Passoni and Flora Purim.
Some of those early Brazilians stayed only briefly, others for quite a while. And some – like Flora Purim – stayed much longer. It’s her birthday this week: one of two birthdays we’ll celebrate today for Brazilian-American women who call California home.
Flora Purim is ‘old school’. She began to sing with Stan Getz soon after she arrived in the US.
Purim quickly became a household name with young jazz fusion fans in the mid-70s when she joined Chick Corea’s lineup for his Light As A Feather album.
For me, Flora Purim was the first Brazilian voice I fell in love with, after Bossa Nova’s borders gave way to wider horizons.
Today’s wave of Brazilian-American musicians carries a fresh, contemporary sound and a variety of styles, and one of these rising stars has a birthday this weekend.
So, it’s also a musical celebration for Sacramento vocalist Fabiana Passoni for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. And she sent me this note:
“A special hello and ‘tudo bem’ to everyone here today for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch show. And thank you Scott for the opportunity to share some of my music with your listeners on my birthday. I hope everyone enjoys today’s playlist. So sit back, relax and listen to The Sounds of Brazil including me . . . . Fabiana Passoni.”
You’re sure to enjoy this week’s show as we light a few musical candles for
birthdays for Fabiana Passoni and Flora Purim; the perfect playlist for counting down the final few days before Daylight Savings Time arrives.
Rio’s Big Week
Plus, I’ll update you with the latest news on the next big Brazilian concert tour headed for Chicago.
It’s also a big weekend for the city of Rio de Janeiro, which celebrated its 454th birthday on Friday.
Rio kicks off its Carnaval parties and parades tonight. I’ll get you up to speed with all the details.
– Scott Adams
LISTEN LIVE! SUNDAYS ONLY, FOR THREE FULL HOURS BEGINNING AT 5 AM, 9 AM AND 2 PM CENTRAL TIME EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE SUNDAY BRAZILAIN BRUNCH: PLENTY OF GREAT MUSIC AND A STORY OR TWO. OR TUNE IN FOR THE BRAZILIAN BRUNCH NIGHTCAP AT 8 PM CT.
CLICK ON THE ‘PLAY’ BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN TO LISTEN LIVE.
Join us on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch as we celebate birthdays for Fabiana Passoni and Flora Purim. Here’s a a little taste!