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, Elegibô, is one of her most famous, and the lyrics make reference to the Afro-Brazilian religion candomblé, which has origins in West Africa. 

Enjoy the song, and your weekend!

Rebecca Hass

Pianist and composer