Category: JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer: Ivan Lins & Vitor Martins
Arranger: Kerry Marsh
Publisher: Kerry Marsh
Setting: Brazilian Street Dance with Rhythm, optional percussion section backing tracks (Level 2)
Looking to branch out and include some world sound in your jazz set? Brazilian writers like Lins and Martins have added so much to the jazz catalog, and with this arrangement singers get to join in the fun! This song makes for an exciting opener or closer. It can feature a rhythm section and extra percussionists if you have them. All parts are written out completely so anyone can play them! This song could also work with piano and a shaker if needed. You even get a choice of backing track, if that is best for your group.
Point out to your ensemble the places where the chord progression changes and the vocal parts remain the same. It makes for an exciting build without over-taxing the singers. The song is in Portuguese, but a phonetic version is available right underneath the original text. So, your singers can absolutely handle the pronunciation!