Older: The Spirit of Samba & Carnaval


Published: 02/22/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1291 - 'Carnaval & 100 Years of Samba!'

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Brazil has been caught up in Carnaval fever for the past few months, and it's time to tap into the full energy of Samba's 100th Anniversary! So get ready: Check out our handy list of weekly tips will be here you when you want 'em.:


Wednesday's Brazil Back2Back features a pair of mid-week pick-me-ups from our New Music playlist when you catch our top-of-the-hour double-do at 11 am and 2 pm CT.

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Sunday's Brazilian Brunch will serve up two hours of Cinema Sambas - hours ahead of The Academy Awards! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm Chicago time and only on The Sounds of Brazil webstream. 

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every three hours beginning at 6am Central Time daily.

Not much can compare to Brazil’s Carnaval celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador, Bahia. Carnaval always begins 40 days before Easter.

Time can come to a complete stop when Carnaval gears up for another edition of “the world’s biggest party”. Literally.

A few years ago, Brazil’s President Lula decreed by law that Daylight Savings Time will now end on the third Sunday in February – unless it's a Carnaval weekend. Then, it's the following Sunday. That’s Brazil for you…




Brazil's majestic Carnaval parades and the escolas de samba (samba schools) can overwhelm your senses. They’re actually not schools at all, but large community organizations from various city districts in cities like Rio and Sao Paulo. Each samba school has a theme, with floats, costumes and an original song to compete in stadiums that hold upwards of 90,000 cheering spectators.

Some samba schools may have as many as 5,000 marchers and competition is keen. The winners receive huge monetary awards, plus the recognition and respect that comes with being the world’s best.

But you won't catch these Carnaval marches on The Sounds of Brazil for our 'Samba and Carnaval' special this week; those are best experienced on the wide screen at Carnaval parties, or better yet, in person. 

Instead, we'll take a couple of sun-fueled hours to dive in to the spirit of Samba; the sensuous melodies and compelling rhythms that will move you from the inside out, and perhaps bring you a little bit closer to that precious Brazilian sense of life, love and Samba!

Scott Adams

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 'The Spirit of Carnaval & Samba' 

Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Instalação do Samba<>Toco/Instalação do Samba

Construção da Casa<>Oswaldinho do Accordeon

Samba Blue<>Michael Franks/Time Together

Welcome to The Brazilian Club Lounge

Samba da Benção<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Special Announcement

Sambacu<>Pete Escovedo/E Street


Set 2:

Small World<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World

Samba Dobrado<>Djavan/Samba!

Introduce Next Set

Tell Me About It<>Natalie Cole/Ask A Woman Who Knows

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

I Really Samba<>João Gilberto/João


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Momento da Abril<>Davide Giovannini/Minas Project                                   

Nos E O Mar<>Tamba4/Successos


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Voce Abusou<>Daniela Mercury/Feijão Com Arroz

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Summer Samba (So Nice)<>Astrud Gilberto/Album

Manhattan Samba<>Bob Baldwin/Brazil Chill

Samba Medley<>Emilio Santiago/Aquarela 3

Special Announcement

Leblon<>Bill Cunliffe/Bill In Brazil


Set 2: Brazil Back2Back: Leila Pinheiro

Um Samba<>Leila Pinheiro/Olho Nu

É So Chamar (Call Me)<>Leila Pinheiro/Outras Caras

Introduce Next Song

A Day In The Life Of A Fool<>Kenny Rankin/Here In My Heart

Toda Meninha Baiana<>Leo Gandelman/Black Pearls

Noites Do Sertão<>M. Nascimento/Encontros

La Vem A Baiana<>Jussara Silveira/Samba Bossa Nova 


Set 3:

Papo de Psicologo<>Jairzinho Oliveira/Samba Bossa Nova

Better Days Ahead<>Pat Metheny/Letter From Home

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Next week, we’ll kick off a month of 'Songs In The Femine Key with a two-hour special. Dom't miss it!  

I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please - tell a few friends about our 2 PM Sunday show on 90.9 FM WDCB a.

Always a pleasure,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!




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