Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Claudia Leitte's DVD, "Ao Vivo em Copacabana" sets the new standard for both performance and technical sophistication! One can only imagine the logistical difficulties in staging a show of this magnitude! Although I love Ivete and admire Daniela, Claudia is the reigning queen of axe'! The sound, the band, the dancers, Claudia's sexuality, sensuality, "suingue" and sensational samba only serve to confirm her arrival as the latest heiress to the throne. She was the lead singer for the well known axe' band BABADO NOVO and her former band mates appear on the DVD. Guest appearances by Wando, Daniela Mercury, Gabriel o Pensador and the great Carlinhos Brown only add to the majesty of this concert. The package contains two dvds, the second of which is a documentary concerning the life and career of Claudia. Interesting, and sometimes even touching, but entirely secondary to the concert dvd. Worth owning, for sure, but one will watch it MUCH less frequently than the captivating show. These dvds can be difficult to find at times, and expensive, but they are well worth both the time and the money! "Doce Paixao", a hit with Babado Novo, is included here as a sample of Claudia's axe' skills! ENJOY! VIVA AXE' !!!!!!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Emilio's live concert DVD features a crack band, marvelous arrangements and the world's greatest music sung by arguably the the foremost male sambista inhabiting planet earth. Many of the songs are culled from his "Aquarela do Brasil" series of CDs which contain many of Brasil's greatest pop songs, frequently in the form of beautiful medleys. It could not be more highly recommended. If one admires sophisticated samba, bossa nova, gorgeous ballads and a voice for which to die, this DVD will provide endless hours of enjoyment! The sample should provide a taste of this awesome release. Difficult to find, but well worth the effort!