Canta Tua Estória

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This traditional samba gives voice to our own stories and emotions.

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Canta Tua Estória
music and lyrics by Fernando Brandão
Não faça guerra, não
me dá tua mão
me conta tua estória
que eu quero te ouvir

Depois lhe direi
tudo que vi
da riqueza das ruas
das danças e velas
que eu conheci

Mas agora me diga
o que é que te aflige
o que ofereço
é te convidar

abraça tua raiva, ecoa teus gritos
de teus sobressaltos, arranca o ritmo
encara o medo, e o convida a dançar

De teus desconsolos, faça poesia
suspiros e choros, a melodia
escreva os acordes do que lhe agonia
virando o momento com amor e harmonia

e se a tristeza atormentar
canta tua estória sem amenizar
que a verdade é a dor de se conciliar
e a vida tem mais, e não deixa esperar
me dá sua mão, vem pra roda sambar

inspira o silêncio
e escuta vibrar
o teu sentimento
cantando no ar

Canta com alegria
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Sing Your Story
Fernando Brandão/Pedro Lago

Don’t make war, no
give me your hand
Tell me your story, I want to listen to you

I will tell you later of all I’ve seen
of the street treasures,
of dances and candles
I have known

But now, tell me what is troubling you
What I can offer is an invitation

Hug your rage, echo your screams
From your startlings, rip out the rhythm
Face the fear, and invite it to dance

From your sorrows, make poetry
From sighs and cries, melody
Write the chords of your distress,
Turning around the moment
with love and harmony

And, if sadness comes to torment you,
Sing your story without softening it
‘Cause truth is the pain of conciliation
And there's more to life,
And there's more to life, and it won't let you wait
Give me your hand, come to the circle to samba

Breathe in the silence
Listen to its vibration
Your feelings singing in the air

Sing with joy

credits

from Sem Tradução, released September 30, 2015
Marcella Camargo Silva - voice
Fernando Brandão - voice
Flávio Lira - 7-string guitar
Eduardo Mercuri - cavaquinho and tenor guitar
Bertram Lehmann - drum set
Anne Nêgah Santos - percussion
Julio Santos - percussion

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Fernando Brandao Boston, Massachusetts

Flutist, composer, author and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He leads the Fernando Brandão Ensemble, which has recently been featured at the First Cambridge Jazz Festival and the Isabella Gardner Museum. Mr. Brandão is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a faculty member of the Community Music Center of Boston. ... more

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