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viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

CD Review: Ligia França - Meu Mundo é Hoje




CD Review: Ligia França - Meu Mundo é Hoje







Ligia França is one of many talented brazilian female singers living out of Brasil. Ligia lives currently in Italy, but listening to her wonderful rendition of Ary Barroso "Isto é meu Brasil" it is easy to see where her heart is.

Almost all the album is an homage to Brasil and the limitless talented songwriters coming out from the land of samba. Including two exquiste versions of songs by Dorival Caymmi, "Nem Eu" and the samba "Vatapá" and a heartfelt interpretation of the Ivan Lins ballad "Lembra de Mim".

Ligia sounds very similar to another great brazilian singer, Gal Costa in the slow samba cancao "Mora na Filosofia" and in the classic by Barroso, "Camisa Amarela'. The first time I heard "Meu Mundo é Hoje" was in the voice of brazilian singer Teresa Cristina. Ligia does a slower, jazzier version of this song with lyrics about being yourself.

Since Ligia is living in Italy the album should include an italian song, and it does, Gualtiero Malgoni's "Guarda che Luna". However the surprise of the album is the classic Julio Gutierrez bolero "Inolvidable. Ligia sings in perfect spanish on this song, most people in Latin America remember in the voice of Puerto Rican singer and bandleader Tito Rodriguez.

Tracks: O Samba e meu dom, Nem eu, Isto é meu Brasi, Saudosa Maloca, Meu Mundo é Hoje, Inolvidable, Vatapa, Lembra de mim, Guarda che luna, Mora na Filosofia, Camisa Amarela, Nego Maluca, Cao sem dono

Musicians: Ligia França - vocal, Roberto Taufic - guitar, Aruan Ortiz - piano, Edu Heblin - bass, Roberto Rossi - drums, Armando Marcal - percussion

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