This Week: Rosalia de Souza


Published: 09/29/2015

by Scott Adams


Program #1218 - ‘Rosalia de Souza'

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No matter what kind of summer we get, autumn always arrives too soon. That's why The Sounds of Brazil's 'September Sirens' theme serves as a showcase for some of our favorite female voices, including listener requests. This week, it's the best of singer Rosalia de Souza, whose flair for Brazilian jazz knows no bounds. More below!


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No doubt about it: We've come to expect great things from Rosalia de Souza since her early days as a stable singer for the Milan-based label, Schema.

Her solo career began with the New Bossa gem 'Garota Moderna' (Modern Girl) and she quickly won fans worldwide as the buzz heated up! Born in Rio de Janeiro, a move to Italy helped her to find a creative place with a group of like-minded musicians - including Nicola Conte and Toco  - who were focused on Bossa Nova's reinvention and the Brazilian groove scene.

She travelled back to Rio for the opportunity to record with Roberto Menescal, returned to Rome to record her critically acclaimed 'D'Improvissimo' in 2009 and now once again has chosen to make Rio her home. With three superb recordings as a solo performer and mor than 50 appearances on various compilations, it's clear that as an artist, de Souza has created her niche as opposed to finding it.

Her music plays to the notions of tradition as seen through a 21st Century prism, and Brazilian music is all that much better for it. Get to know his music with a quick visit to her Brazil Club page!

Scott Adams

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“September Sambas: Rosalia de Souza”

Hour 1: (10 pm Saturday/2 pm Sunday)

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme


Flute, Accordion & Viola<>Dori Caymmi/If Ever

Rio<>Lucio Alves/Bossa Nova Sua Historia

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                  

As Gotas<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna

Special Announcement

Belem, Minha Cidade<>Bobby Brazil/Amazonica      


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Carolina Carol Bela<>Rosalia da Souza/D’Improvviso

Love I’ve Never Known<>John Legend/Red Hot +Rio 2   

Introduce Next Song

The Vendor<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World

From Paris To Rio<>Latin Vibe/Café Roma Vol. 2

Asa<>Lee Ritenour & Djavan/World of Brazil


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Cata-Vento<>Riovolt w Ju Cassou/Sambarama          

Lume<>Marvio Ciribelli/Teclado


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Hour 2:  (11 pm Saturday/3 pm Sunday) 

Set 1:

Ultra-Leve Amor<>Jorge Vercillo/Sinal no Ar

Batidinha<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/Wave

O Cantador<>Rosalia de Souza/D’Improvissimo

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Corcovado<>Stan Getz & Gilberto/Getz/Gilberto Master Series  

Mainstream<>Soulstance/Truth Simplicity & Love 

Sexo, Amor e Traição<>Luciana Mello/Pure Brasil:Caiprinha

Special Announcement

Sambinha<>Rosalia de Souza/D’Improvissimo


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Bom Motivo<>Toco with Rosalia de Souza/Outro Lugar

Oração Ao Tempo<>Djavan/Aria Ao Vivo

Sao Paulo<>Rick Braun

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

You Are My Romance<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Tropical Heart

All My Loving<>Rita Lee/Bossa & Beatles

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends


Set 3:

Canto De Ossanha<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna  

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Next Week: Any doubts about the international influence of the Brazilian style are sure to be dispelled with a special ‘September Sambas’ show featuring Sergio Mendes & The Class of '66. An "alumni" show you won't want to miss. And be sure to send me your requests sometime this week. Drop a note in the Chat Box on our home page!

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