Last night I had the unique pleasure of seeing Luísa Maita perform live at the Bohemian Caverns in downtown DC, and it was a marvelous concert. It was my first time at that particular venue and the interior is actually modeled to look like a cavern, complete with faux-stone walls and low ceilings. Nonetheless the atmosphere was intimate and perfect for the type of music played by "the new voice of Brazil", as NPR likes to call her. I had the chance to meet and have a fruitful chat with both Luísa Maita and Cumbancha's Director of Marketing & Promotion Simeon Chapin, both wonderful people who I hope have the brightest and most successful of times ahead of them. The tour continues along the Eastern US, and tonight Luísa hits up Philadelphia!
Below is a scene from Luísa's DOUBLE encore: Lero-Lero, the most applauded song of the night. The video is by Cumbancha, for I forgot my camera :(
“Without music, life would be an error.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Caipirinha Lounge is all about music in Portuguese or by Lusophone artists. It's born out of a sincere belief that Lusophone music should reach a much larger audience. The lounge features music from Brazil, Angola, Portugal, Guine-Bissau, Cabo Verde, São Tomé & Principe, Mozambique, Galicia, and even Timor-Leste. Occasionally, there will be posts about singers so good that the fact that they do not sing in Portuguese is momentarily overlooked.
The purpose of this bilingual blog is purely educational. Plug in your earphones and hear rhythms from places you have never heard of, from artists you have never heard about, sung in the world's most beautiful language. If you like a song, you can download it by right clicking on it and then clicking "save target as". If you like it a lot, buy the cd, support the artist, keep good music alive.
If you are a singer or a label and want a particular song taken down, please contact me. Or, if you have music you think I will enjoy, do send! claudio.silva(at)caipirinhalounge.com