Sunday, January 25, 2009

Music Break! Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina

Today is the birthday of Brazilian songwriter and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the founders and perhaps the most influential creators of the Bossa Nova style. He would have been 82.

His most popular song is The Girl From Ipanema, but one of my all time favorites is Águas de Março (Waters of March). Not only is it a great song, but also a fine piece of poetry. You can view the composer's rewritten english lyrics here, but a more accurate translation of the original Portuguese lyrics can be found here. The performance is by the late Elis Regina.

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