Brazilian Music Friday Feature #37

This week's pick, continuing with my summer theme of featuring women musicians, is Margareth Menezes, from Bahia. Embarrassingly, I didn't know what a legend she was until last summer when I showed up at California Brazil Camp and everyone was talking about taking her class. She's basically the queen of samba reggae! This song, ElegibĂ´, is one of her most famous, and the lyrics make reference to the Afro-Brazilian religion candomblĂ©, which has origins in West Africa. 

Enjoy the song, and your weekend!

Rebecca Hass

Pianist and composer