As 2013 Catholic World Youth Day pilgrims count down the days to Pope Francis’ arrival in Brazil, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity stream a Brazilian-friendly concert collaborating with Jards Macale, Robert Everest, Marcio Esche, and through Instituto Musica Brasilis Luis Alvares Pinto. You are invited to listen to the creative energy of free-spirited troubadours and unite your own prayers with ‘disciples of all nations’.
As St. Francis was inspired to create a canticle of creation, so too, do these artists concretize breath-taking beauty and movements of the heart. Enjoy some free downloads and move with upbeat joyful music capturing the spirit of this land and people.
Singer, guitarist, composer, arranger and actor Jards Anet Da Silva was born in th Tijuca but moved to Ipanema when he was 8 years old. Closely linked to the artists of the tropicalista movement in the 1960’s, he directed shows, performed with and had his music recorded by Maria Bethania and Gal Costa.
Change of Soul by Robert Everest
This song addresses how implementing major change in our lives, though it is very challenging, can lead to even bigger rewards than we can imagine.
Robert Everest is a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter/guitarist who is quick to becoming a household name in the Twin Cities’ international music scene. Performing an average of 180-200 shows a year–locally, nationally and internationally, he has delighted audiences around the globe with his original compositions and his vast repertoire of acoustic World Music. Latin American music makes us the majority of his repertoire, but he also plays music from Southern Europe singing in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Greek and of course English.
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Bossa E Paz by Marco Esche
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Marco Esch was born in 1967 in the land of Bossa Nova in Rio de Janeiro. Besides being a singer, he presently works in the areas of journalism, environment, music and cultural production. He is the oldest of five children of Mary Esch and Antonio Gomes. Because of his father’s unemployment, Marco at age 13 assisted his mother in the task of caring for his 4 siblings – Marcelo, Marcio Alessandra and Ricardo. Despite struggles, Mary Esch, worked, took a nursing class and left nothing lacking. Time passed, resources were few, but God has never forsaken this family. At 17 Marco Esch felt the call of God, became committed to use his gift of singing to not only praise God, but draw others to Christ. Read more
On website Instituto Musica Brasilis tune into some ‘guided listening’ of Luis Alvares Pinto Lesson #20, a mellow guitar and flute duet, with some Brazilian tonalities.
How does this music speak to your soul? What touches you about the people and culture of Brazil?