Category Archives: Songs

Janaina

Popular song from Brazil, unknown composer.
Janaina is the name.
I made the arrangements and recorded all instruments and voice.
This was a very interesting exercise as trying to stick as much as possible to the original melody was a challenge. The questions is: what’s the original melody? Found one or two records of the song and went to my childhood memories to find it out.
Instruments recorded:
– 3 berimbaus: gunga, médio and viola
– xequerê africano
– pandeiro
– cuíca
– 2 guitars: 6 and 7 strings, all acoustic, nylon guitars

Música brasileira de domínio público.
Gravei todos os instrumentos.
Foi um exercício interessante. Buscar a melodia original foi um desafio. Existem poucas gravações dessa música, no máximo uma ou duas. Procurei minha memória musical da infância e cheguei nesse resultado.
Instrumentos gravados:
– 3 berimbaus: gunga, médio e viola
– xequerê africano
– pandeiro
– cuíca
– 2 violões: 6 e 7 cordas, violões de nylon.

Magoado

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Magoado
Composer: Dilermando Reis (1954)
Arrangement: Abdallah Harati
Guitars 6a, 6b & 7 strings: Abdallah Harati