- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- RUSSIA / AZERBAIJAN / DENMARK / EUROVISION 2013 / IMAGES: 21 May UPDATE: Moscow Outraged By Azeri Vote Problems; Denmark Won Finals...That Featured Lesbian Kiss; Germans Blame Poor Showing On Merkel.
- UKRAINE / EU / RUSSIA : Pressure Builds On Yanukovych; Yulia's Treatment Is Euro 2012 PR Blunder; Putin Backs Kyiv.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
- UKRAINE / GERMANY : Official Blasts Hotels...As 'Bandits And Thieves'...Over Euro 2012 Housing Costs; Movie About Legendary Nazi Football Defeat Worries Officials.
24 October 2011
As regular visitors know...M3 is more than a little nutty about music from Brasil.
Gal Costa, Chico Buarque and Dorival Caymmi are a few of its musical artists featured here.
Just last week...the great Daniela Mercury was finally given exposure.
So many great musicians...and so little time to feature them all.
Today M3 showcases...legendary singer/composer...Gilberto Gil.
The most memorable concert I ever attended...was performed by Gil...years ago in a small venue here in Austin...called La Zona Rosa.
Two hours of mostly Brasilians singing and dancing...and sweating...to Gil's guitar and percussion.
Forget Billy Joel...or 'The Boss'.
IMO...Gil is...O Rei/The King.
Here is his love song for Rio...'Aquele Abraço'/That Embrace...performed LIVE...with some wonderful flute.
The video also features...a wild vintage helicopter tour of Rio...circa 1968.
Segunda-feira feliz!!!/Happy Monday!!!