by MdC Suingue
Another giant of Brazilian music leaves this world. This time it’s Beth Carvalho, aka the ‘Godmother of Samba’. A singer known for her silky voice and great repertoire.
Born to a Rio de Janeiro middle class family, she flirted with bossa nova, MPB and even forró. Her singing career was launched in the mid 1960s when she had her first hit, ‘Andanças. But all that was before she became a full-time sambista and dived into the world of the suburbs, Lapa, favelas and the music from avery different reality from the one she was born into...
One of the most celebrated supernatural entities in Brazilian culture is Saint George AKA São Jorge, Ogum or Oxossi in Brazil and Sant Jordi in Catalonia.
The guy is not even a saint anymore, but in his day (23 of April) the chap is celebrated in many places around the globe (yes, the globe IS round).
He is at the same time the patron saint of cavalry and police, but he is also patron saint criminals and drug dealers; in some parts of Brazil he is Ogum, in others he is Oxossi; some says he is Turkish, others say he is Palestinian, but now we discovered that yet others say that in reality he is Egyptian!
Confused? Popular culture is confusing ! ...
CAS Cafundó was recorded a week after a long chat with Maga Bo at Caipirinha Libre 128.
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For the show in Spanish we didn’t have a way to properly set up his gear in the studio, so we’ve just played tracks from some of his projects with his label Kafundó Records while he told us all about his trajectory from USA to Arpoador-Rio and also about his methods of collecting music around the world.
In the Caipirinha Appreciation Society show he brought his equipment and made a live mix in the studios of Rádio Contrabanda. And we had a little chat about his work, obviously.
Our suggested videos this week are:
1 - the distopic fiction clip ‘No Balanço da Canoa’ by Maga Bo with Rosangela Macedo and Marcelo Yuka
2- a live performance by Afrocidade at the TV show Cultura Livre with the song Que Suingue É Esse
3 - the crazy Paredão by Omulu, who made a ‘virtual video’ promoting a street party at a GTA game, inviting his friends to take part with other gamers.
4- a very interesting ’making of’ a Maga Bo and Kafundó Records project with Coco Raízes do Arcoverde, in site. Subtitled in English.
BUT FIRST, THE PLAYLIST OF CAS 461 CAFUNDÓ
Maga Bo - No Balanço da Canoa feat. Rosângela Macedo and Marcelo Yuka
Afrocidade - Que Suingue é Esse
OMULU - Paredão
Making Of Maga Bo Apresenta Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde