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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Raca Negra Volume 36 CD Radar Records
The long awaited follow up to the magnificent "Boa Sorte" CHEGOU! Finally this new CD from Raca Negra is available stateside! It's about time! Is Volume 36 the equal of "Boa Sorte?" Hmmm, although I miss Luiz Carlos' "filho" Rafa on the new disc, it is awfully good! What's not to like? Sofisti-suingue at its most elegant, wildly cool horn arrangements, catchy refrains and immense doses of the "ginga" for which Brasil is famous all adorn this and all Raca Negra releases. Is this music the equal of that of Caetano, Gil, Milton, Ivan, Djavan, Joao Bosco, Chico Buarque, etc? Probably not, but who cares? This is the pop music by which one leads his or her life. It is truly the music of the people and has no gringo equivalent ....and females love it! I have included "Foi num Domingo" for your enjoyment! Difficult to obtain but well worth the effort! In a shocking pronouncement, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Pagode p'ra sempre!