Older: Divas From Bahia!


Published: 10/16/2016

by Scott Adams


Program #1273 - 'Divas From Bahia!'

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If Rio de Janeiro is the ‘heart’ of Brazil, then surely Bahia is its soul: Images fall short, and stories can only entice because the magic is found in its music. As the legendary biano Dori Caymmi sings; “Voce Ja Foi A Bahia?” Have you been to Bahia? This week the answer can be “Yes!”


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Sundays are made for relaxing, so let The Sunday Brazilian Brunch provide the perfect soundtrack for a potpourri of the softer side of Brazilian song! You're invited to join us every Sunday for three hours at 9 am and again at 2 pm and 8 pm CT. Click the play button at the top of this page.

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

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Salvador, Bahia sits on Brazil’s northeastern coast, bathed in sunshine and near-equatorial heat. The 500 year-old city was the first port-of-call for the trade routes and slave ships from Angola and the Gold Coast and it’s because of this that Bahia has the strongest cultural connection to Mother Africa. This is where the roots of Brazilian music have incubated to inspire this week’s show, ‘Divas From Bahia’!

Our playlist focuses in on the music of several of Bahia’s best: Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury, Astrud Gilberto, Maria Bethania, Nana Caymmi and Vania Abreu. But we’ve cloaked these Divas within a musical travelogue to let you explore Salvador with songs from Dionne Warwick, Joao Gilberto, guitarist Larry Coryell, Dori Caymmi and Gilberto Gil.

And both Cuban guitarist Toledo and Germany’s Berward Koch get their passports stamped in Bahia this week while songs from Phillipe Saisse, Sergio Mendes and a Grover Washington Jr. Samba will ease your transition back home. So pack lightly and leave room for lots of great music!

Scott Adams

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“Divas From Bahia”


Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Maracatu (Nation of Love)<>Sergio Mendes/Bom Tempo

Sun And Rain<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World

One Note Samba<>Nico Gomez/Lambada Dance Music

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                  

Vocé Ja Foi A Bahia<>Dori Caymmi/Serenata

Special Announcement

Rio Amazonas<>Oystein Sevag/Visual


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Laziest Gal In Town<>Gal Costa & Bobby McFarren/Gal

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Introduce Next Song

Nago Buddah<>Gilberto Gil& Nana Caymmi/Parabolic

Mais<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna

Winelight<>Trio da Paz/Somewhere

Anthem<>Full Circle/Secret Stories


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Oh Bahia<>Dionne Warwick/Aquarela do Brasil

Passo de Doria<>Sadao Watanabe/Elis

Ben Maior (Longer)<>Roupa Nova/Agora Sim


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Leblon<>Jack Jezzro/Brazilian Nights

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Fly Me To The Moon<>Astrud Gilberto/Silver Collection

Easy Ridin’<>Leo Gandelman/Western World

Chove Chuva<>Philippe Saisse/Body and Soul

Quando Eu Penso Na Bahia<>Maria Bethania/Ambar

Special Announcement

Beach In My Mind<>Superpulse/Brasil 5000

Final Feliz<>Stereo 4/Final Feliz (single)


Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

Conmigo<>Daniela Mercury & Deodato/We All Ennio

Old City New City<>Larry Coryell/Live From Bahia

Introduce Next Song

Seio da Bahia<>Vania Abreu/Seio da Bahia


Bahia Dawn<>Bernward Koch/Laguna de la Vera


Set 3:

Falsa Baiana<>Joao Gilberto/Joao Gilberto

Take 7<> Toco/Instalação do Samba

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Next Week: Gal Costa takes the musical spotlight for next week’s show.  As Brazil’s reigning Diva of Brazilian pop, she became an international sensation when she stole the show to welcoem in the new millennium on New Year' Eve in Rio, and you’re sure to love this ‘best of’ program. Be sure to send me your request for your favorite female vocalist sometime this month. Drop a note in the Chat Box on our home page!

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Featured Station Broadcast dates: 

10/17 12:00 am CT Wednesday: Streaming debut at Brazil Club

10/21 8:00 pm ET Friday: Jazz City Radio

10/22 11:00 8pm ET Saturday: Mix 105 Indianapolis

10/23 12:00 pm CT Sunday: Smooth Jazz Expressions

10/23 2:00 pm CT Sunday: WDCB 90.9 FM Chicago

10/23 5:00 pm ET Sunday: Downtown Dayton Radio

10/23 8:00 pm ET Sunday: WHJZ New Buffalo

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