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Dori Caymmi: Poesia Musicada

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Dori Caymmi has always had a lot to live up to. His father, the legendary Dorival Caymmi, helped put Brazilian music on the map in the 20th century. As a singer and composer, Dorival’s odes to the lifestyle, women and beaches of his native Bahia were the touchstones for samba, Afro-Brazilian pop and, of course, bossa nova.

Poesia Musicada is a son’s love letter to his dad. Written by Dori with his longtime lyric partner Paulo César Pinheiro, these 13 songs all sound as if their melodies were born out of seashores, sunsets and saudade-that hard-to-translate Portuguese word that captures an aching, nostalgic yearning.

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