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PROGRAM #1428 – ‘DIVAS FROM BAHIA’
‘Divas From Bahia’ airs daily from 10-09-19 through 10-16-19 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too. On The Radio: Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every Sunday, 2-4 pm on Chicago’s 90.9 FM WDCB.
- Beginning October 20, 2019, every weekly program for The Sounds of Brazil will be available for repeat listening, free and on demand. You will find the link in this space.
This week, we’re off to explore the artistic soul of Brazil, using Google Maps Street View as our guide.
Salvador, Bahia sits on Brazil’s northeastern coast, bathed in sunshine and near-equatorial heat. The 469 year-old city was a main port-of-call for the trade routes and slave ships from Angola and the Gold Coast before sailing on to Havana and New Orleans and it’s because of this that Bahia has the strongest cultural connection to Mother Africa in our hemisphere.
This is where the roots of Brazilian music have incubated to inspire this week’s show, ‘Divas From Bahia’!
Our playlist focuses in on the music of several of Bahia’s best: Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury, Astrud Gilberto, Maria Bethania, Nana Caymmi and Vania Abreu.
But we’ve cloaked these Divas within a musical travelogue to let you explore Salvador via Google Maps. Explore these landmark locations:
Salvador Bahia and the Bay of All Saints – https://goo.gl/kae8g2
Pelourinho – https://goo.gl/JskHzP
The Lacerda Elevator – https://goo.gl/SzFX9c
Mercado Modelo – https://goo.gl/TUo86e
Ilha Dos Frades – https://goo.gl/jnvkPw
The Sounds of Brazil will accompany you every step of the way with songs from Dionne Warwick, Joao Gilberto, guitarist Larry Coryell, Dori Caymmi and Gilberto Gil.
Both Cuban guitarist Toledo and Germany’s Berward Koch get their passports stamped in Bahia this week while songs from Phillipe Saisse, Sergio Mendes and a Grover Washington Jr. Samba will ease your transition back home. So pack lightly and leave room for lots of great music!
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Every song you’ve ever loved started out as a new song, and our ‘New Music: Brazil’ channel is where to fiund your future favs! From big names like Eliane Elias, Ivan Lins, Marcos Vally and Torcuato Mariano to fan newcomers like Daniela Solidade, Cecy Santana, San-Sao Trio and Gabriel Elias. Hear them all onanytime. Click here to listen.
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Sunday’s ‘Brazilian Brunch’ serves up the softer side of Brazilian song on The Sounds of Brazil stream this weekend! We’ll sample some of the best and breeziest, along with a request or too! So make plans to join me this Sunday for three full hours beginning at 5 am, 9, 2 and 8 pm Central.
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Divas From Bahia
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Maracatu (Nation of Love)<>Sergio Mendes/Bom Tempo
Sun And Rain<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World
One Note Samba<>Nico Gomez/Lambada Dance Music
Welcome to the Lounge
Vocé Ja Foi A Bahia<>Dori Caymmi/Serenata
Introduce Our Next Set
Laziest Gal In Town<>Gal Costa & Bobby McFerrin/Gal
Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends
Introduce Next Set
Nago Buddah<>Gilberto Gil& Nana Caymmi/Parabolic
Winelight<>Trio da Paz/Somewhere
My Cheri Amor<>Alexia Bomtempo/Astrolabio
Anthem<>Full Circle/Secret Stories
Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Set – ‘New Music: Brazil’ Channel
Baby Come To Me<>Eliane Elias/Love Stories
A Pata da Preta<>Torcuato Mariano/Escola Brasileira
Momento da Abril<>Davide Giovannini/Minas Project
Divas From Bahia
Leblon<>Jack Jezzro/Brazilian Nights
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Fly Me To The Moon<>Astrud Gilberto/Silver Collection
Easy Ridin’<>Leo Gandelman/Western World
Chove Chuva<>Philippe Saisse/Body and Soul
Quando Eu Penso Na Bahia<>Maria Bethania/Ambar
Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Bahia Jazz
Conmigo<>Daniela Mercury & Deodato/We All Ennio
Old City New City<>Larry Coryell/Live From Bahia
Introduce Next Song
Seio da Bahia<>Vania Abreu/Seio da Bahia
Bahia Dawn<>Bernward Koch/Laguna de la Vera
Introduce Our Final Set
Falsa Baiana<>Joao Gilberto/Joao Gilberto
O Que Sera<>Vanessa da Mata/Rio
Bom Dia<>Roberto Vally/Boom Boom Boom
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Next Week: Every October, Connect Brazil features remarkable women from our Brazilian American business and creative communities to highlight their life stories and accomplishments. It’s part of our ‘Songs In The Feminine Key’ theme in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Tune in for a two-hour special on the radio and your favoite streaming device for our station on Live365.com.
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