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Very pleased to find this one on itunes

Serrado is great--nice tension-building chromatic counter melody towards the end. Samba de Orly is my favorite cut on the album, and I've made some new Quarteto fans just by playing that cut for people who've not heard them before. Saudade da Bahia/Sao Salvador has guest singer: Gal Costa! Nice arrangment of Desde Que O Samba e Samba. Oddly enough, there is no title cut--I was hoping to hear these Girls from Bahia sing "Canta Brasil" in 4-part harmony. Maybe next time!

Biography

Genre: MPB

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

The Quarteto em Cy, the most important female vocal group of the MPB, was formed by the sisters Cyva, Cynara, Cybele, and Cylene. Coming to know Vinícius de Moraes and Carlos Lira in the early '60s, they had their vocal group named by the two composers. They also did shows around Brazil and South America with Vinícius de Moraes, Dorival Caymmi, Baden Powell, and Oscar Castro-Neves. In the historic festivals, they performed the "Samba do Crioulo Doido" (Sérgio Porto), "Apelo" (Baden Powell/Vinícius...
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