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.

Brejeiro, Ernesto Nazareth

Sometime ago, I’ve recorded few baselines for Choro, which I consider very important for guitar players as well as for other musicians to understand what the guitar is playing and fill in with the other instruments.

So the first video of the series was the introduction to the song Brejeiro, from Ernesto Nazareth.

Hope you find it useful!

Adeus Povo Bom

After a very nice capoeira training and getting inspired by a beautiful song, decided to record with the guitar.

Adeus Povo Bom, meaning farewell good people.

Cai Cai Balão

Cai Cai Balão
Pedro’s first time in the studio, recording :-), just before he turns 4 years old. And at the end you can hear Nara’s special participation saying “papai”
Voice: Pedro Harati
Guitars: Abdallah Harati

Marilene


Marilene
Composer: Pixinguinha (1951)
Arrangement: Grupo Cá Entre Nós
Flute: Carolina de Hollanda
Cavaquinho: Eduardo Gisi (Dudu)
7 Strings Guitar: Abdallah Harati
Pandeiro: Renato Amorim

Magoado

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