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Album Review

Together with Gagabirô (1985), Cabeça de Nego (1986), and Bosco (1989), Ai Ai Ai de Mim was an important album in the career of João Bosco, confirming to the critics that he was a creative composer and interpreter, fusing samba with other diverse influences. In the case in point, the influences range from the pop of "Si Si, No No" and the Arab singing in the Latin swing of "As Minas do Mar," to the African drumming in "Molambo: Farrapo de Gente Também Ama" and Ravel's "Bolero" in "Bolerando Com Ravel," to the Caribbean rhythms in "Pirata Azul" to the Iberian accent of "Das Dores de Oratórios." The romantic "Quando o Amor Acontece" was the hit of the album, which left aside the distinctive Bosco style of the furiously swinging samba to embrace a sophisticated universalizing conception.

Biography

Born: 1946 in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Genre: MPB

Years Active: '80s

Since no others leap to mind, I would have to say that Joao Bosco is the greatest civil engineer turned singer/songwriter in the history of Brazilian popular music. He graduated with his degree in 1972 but since then has been concentrating on becoming one of Brazil's most formidable songwriters. For most of his early career he supplied Elis Regina with some of her best material, indeed it could be said that each one made the other's career, but since her death, Bosco has stepped into the performance...
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Ai, Ai, Ai de Mim, João Bosco
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  • 6,90 €
  • Genres: Brazilian, Music, Jazz, World
  • Released: 19 August 1994

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