05 December 2011

MUSIC FOR MONDAYS: Rio Return...Via Cape Verde...With Mayra Andrade's "Berimbau."

YOUTUBE/ 5:31/ static album cover

MFM is back in South America again...and Brasil... featuring Mayra Andrade and Trio Mocotó's ...slow and sensual version of the classic 'Berimbau'...from the 'Red Hot + Rio 2' CD.

This venerable tune was composed by guitarist Baden Powell with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes.

The berimbau is a bowed musical instrument used to accompany capoeira dance/performances.

Andrade was born in Cuba...but now resides in Cape Verde.

Her slow jam on this song can only be called...'hypnotic'.