Program #1380 – ‘Divas From Bahia’

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Program #1380 – ‘Divas From Bahia’

‘Divas From Bahia’ airs daily on our streaming Station from 11-07-18 through 11-13-18 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 909. FM WDCB, and Sundays at 7 pm and Wednesdays at 5 pm on Brasil Radio, 93.1 FM + 810 AM in Orlando FL. Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations.

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 –

Pelourinho –

The Lacerda Elevator –

Mercado Modelo –

Ilha Dos Frades –

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!

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

Hour 1:
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
Special Announcement

Set 2:
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 – Brazil Back2Back: Eliane Elias Concert Preview
Incendiando<>Eliane Elias/Made In Brazil
Horizonte<>Eliane Elias/A Long Story
Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer


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Hour 2:
Set 1:
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
Special Announcement

Set 2:
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

Set 3:
Introduce Our Final Set
Falsa Baiana<>Joao Gilberto/Joao Gilberto
O Que Sera<>Vanessa da Mata/Rio
Bom Dia<>Roberto Vally/Boom Boom Boom

[Program Ends]