Radio Cana Brava - Salvador

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Radio Cana Brava...internet radio from Salvador da an aural rainbow stretching from Bahia's sweet fields of sugarcane in the land where samba was born ... See more (in the hands, mouths, hips and hearts of the Bantus), to the hills of Rio de Janeiro where samba-de-morro was composed for radio stars by wonderfully talented men who themselves were relegated to living in the favelas. The rainbow arcs over Rio's district of Lapa, haunt of such slight giants as Cartola and Noel Rosa...over Praça Onze where Pixinguinha and Donga and friends gathered in the house of Tia Ciata for their choros while the candomblés and sambas-de-roda were conducted out back, away from the eyes of the police. It arcs over Maranhão in the north, Paraíba and Pernambuco, Minas Gerais to the south, over São Paulo's Praça da Independência where samba is tapped out by shoeshiners on shoe polish can lids (samba professors to wonderful Germano Mathias), over the jongeiros of the Vale do Paraíba... The rainbow is hued with the dust of the sertão (backlands) and imbued with the sophisticated dance moves of the gafieiras, Rio dance halls of the 1930's. It resonates with the agogô, the bandolim (mandolin), and the seven-stringed guitar utilized in samba and choro... We are not smooth jazz. We are not easy-listening bossa nova. We are not psychedelia-influenced tropicália (too much hippie-dippie "freedom" being the antithesis of preternaturally tight Brazilian percussion). We are not Bahia Carnival-frothpop (in spite of living right in the middle of it). We are not fake Bahia tribal roots (which for some reason seems to attract so much attention from foreign journalists). This is the rich soaring sound of the real Brasil.

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Salvador - Bahia, Brazil - English

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