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 4Ever Songs: Antonio Carlos Jobim ‘Águas de Março’

 ‘Águas de Março’, Is Brazil’s Most Popular Song, according to newspapers, journalists, scholars, and Brazilian music fans everywhere. It happened on a rainy day in March 1972 when Jobim was frustrated with the stormy weather. Things were not going his way. So, he sat down and began to write. ‘Águas de Março’ tells the story of the cycle of life. The song’s simplicity is also what makes it popular worldwide. There’s meaning in each phrase.

There are thousands of versions in more than a dozen languages, but Jobim’s duet with the legendary Elis Regina is the most famous, and the one that makes it Brazil’s most popular song!

Best Covers: Bebel Gilberto ‘Samba da Benção’ 

Bebel Gilberto‘s magical voice and her soulful blend of Brazilian and electronic music took the world by storm with the release of ‘Tanto Tempo’ in 2000. It rapidly became one of the most globally successful albums of Brazilian music ever, selling over 1 million copies.

The song Samba da Benção was written by Baden Powell and Vinícius de Moraes and was first performed by Vinícius de Moraes.

The muses of La Musa: Hope Tala

Hope Tala delivers velvety neo-soul in her eclectic debut EP Starry Ache. Boom-bap drums, whimsical vocals and a breezy melody blend in our pick from Hope Tala’s newest release. Fuelled by a burgeoning confidence and love of literature songs such as ‘Eden’ exemplifies the rising star’s nuanced and refined sound.

Littered with a genre-defying collection of sounds, from tender bossanova to groove-heavy RnB, 20 year-old Hope Tala’s debut record displays talent far beyond her years.  Her new release is titled Sensitive Soul, a 6-track EP highlighting her talents as a singer and songwriter.