Brazilian Music Friday Feature #1

Because there is an unending supply of great music, I'm starting a new series featuring a different Brazilian song each Friday - celebrate the coming weekend with some great tunes!

This week's pick: the DVD Alma Lírica Brasileira by Monica Salmaso (in its entirety on YouTube). Most of these tunes are performed in a sparse way, which really highlights her rich, expressive voice. Watching this made me want to check out all of her other work.

Also, I have two fun Brazilian music gigs coming up next weekend, here in Minneapolis:

Friday, Oct. 14: my accordion debut(!) with Samba Meu at Squirrel Haus Arts. I'll be playing a few Brazilian forró tunes, and playing various percussion instruments the rest of the night.

Sunday, Oct 16: solo Brazilian piano set at the Dow Building as part of the St. Paul Art Crawl. Samba, choro, and a little baião and maracatu, too.

See my calendar for more details, and if you want to stay updated on my upcoming gigs, feel free to sign up for my mailing list below!

Rebecca Hass

Pianist and composer