Hot Brazilian Nights


| Air Date: 08-01-21 through 08-08-21

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Ahh, summer!

When it comes to the seasons and Brazil, everything gets a bit upside down.  So as the land of Samba and Sun slips into the tropical chill of winter in the southern hemisphere, memories of a blazing hot summer still linger on the tan lines of the Copacabana faithful.

Meanwhile, America’s summertime playgrounds from South Beach to South Padre, Venice Beach to Chicago’s Oak Street Beach are blazing hot this year.

Even if we can’t go there to fully enjoy them this year.

In fact, we are entering the hottest part of the year.

Think of those Copacabana memories as a preview of coming attractions because this week, The Sounds of Brazil takes you away for ‘Hot Brazilian Nights’.

The mix befits the occasion: rhythmic tunes from Bossacucanova, Bebel Gilberto and Kaoma. Gilberto Gil throws down a reggae vibe and Marina Elali taps into the spirit of Celine Dion. On the ‘wind down and chill’ side, there’s Claudio Zolli, Tom & Julie, Adrianna Calconhotto (with her acoustic Brazilian guitar) and Deodato at “Sunset”.

And I’ll even include US radio debuts for new tunes for summer from both Eliane Elias and Marcos Valle, too!

~ Scott Adams

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Feed your Inner Bossa by experiencing the life and times of Bossa Nova’s birth in Rio de Janeiro.  Bossa Nova’s most important book makes for a great summer read: it’s almost like being there!

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Make a date with the Events page at Connect Brazil: Live streaming music, patio music with dinner, a new restaurant, outdoor party, or art show, chances are you’ll find it on our website, or add it yourself… it’s always free! And we’re adding more every day! Music, Travel, Friends & Fun! From our home page on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch will serve up long sets of summery sambas – the perfect musical backdrop for whatever you have going on this weekend! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm, and 11 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station from the player. 

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Requests pay off because you get to hear your name and song on The Sounds of Brazil, and maybe even win a Brazilian CD for yourself and a friend when I play yours. Request a song, artist, or style when you visit the Lounge to place a request!

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Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Like Ours<>Tom & Julie/Bossa Tres Jazz 2

Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Muito Tarde (It’s Too Late)<>Guilherme Arantes/Classicos

Welcome to The Connect Brazil Listening Lounge             

Azul<>Bebel Gilberto/Momento

Special Announcement

One Night In Rio (Ipanema Chill)<>DJ Maretimo/Nightflight Rio

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Voce<>Emilio Santiago/Perdido de Amor

Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1

Introduce Next Song

Miss Susanna<>Djavan/Bird Of Paradise

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

O Amor e O Poder (Power of Love)<>Marina Elali/Marina

Set 3: Brazilian Minute: ‘Selaron Steps’

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Baby Come To Me<>Eliane Elias/Love Stories    

Summer Breeze Boss<> Pedro Santos/Arpoador Sunset

Motim<>Marina Lima/Motim


Hour 2:

Set 1:

Devolva-me<>Adrianna Calconhotto/Publico

Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Corcovado<>Astrud Gilberto/Next Stop Wonderland

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Lamba Caribe<>Kaoma/Kaoma

Special Announcement

Vontade de Viver<>S-Tone w/Toco/Onda

Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

Lamento<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/Wave

O Lugar De Nosso Amor<>Gilberto Gil/Quanta

Mais Feliz<>Marcio Menescal/Bossa Now #6 After Dark

Introduce Next Song

Rio de Janeiro Blue<>Randy Crawford/Secret Combination

Batucada<>Boney James/The Beat

Il Cerchio Rosso/Crimsom Circle<>Nicola Conte/Bossa Per Due

Set 3:

So Many Stars<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits

Pode Ser<>Jorge Vercillo/ Como Diria Blavatsky

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Next Week: It’s The Best of Keyboardist Marcosa Ariel, because why not? Please plan to join me here.

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