Rhythm and Romance: A Brazilian Valentine

Air Date: 02-11-24 through 02-18-24

On-Demand: 02-11-24 through 02-25-24

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Welcome to The Sounds of Brazil!

In Brazil, you can fall in love. And then, fall right back out.

Not long ago,  I had the pleasure of having L.A.’s Paulinho Garcia perform ‘live’ in our broadcast studio for my weekly Sunday afternoon show on 90.9 FM WDCB (2 pm – 4 pm every Sunday in Chicago) and during his banter between songs, he joked “There are only really two love songs in Brazil… the rest is just complaining!”

The reason Paulinho’s one-liner is funny is that the truth is exactly the opposite – you’d be hard-pressed to find a country where more music is dedicated to the subject of love than Brazil.

From the earthy and frenetic Samba to the eternally gentle sway of Bossa Nova (said to mimic the movement of a woman’s hips when walking along the beach), Brazil’s unofficial language is the language of… love.

So, this week on The Sounds of Brazil we’ll celebrate the most romantic day of the year with ‘A Brazilian Valentine.’ Two hours of colorful cards, candy hearts, and ‘Be Mine’ bouquets all set to the rhythm and romance of our favorite musical nation.

Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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Sundays are meant for relaxing so join me for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm. Three full hours when you pay a visit to the Listening Lounge.

This Sunday, we’ll celebrate with songs from our Rhythm & Romance collection. Amor!

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Our Streaming Station’s popular Brazil Back2Back segment has grown to a third play every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Listen at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm Central. Always two of a kind, and always two in a row! Have an idea for an upcoming Brazil Back2Back? Click here to make a request.

Rhythm and Romance: A Brazilian Valentine

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Sensual Bossa<>Caibedo Island/Caibedo Tale
The Island<>Roseanna Vitro/Reaching For The Stars
San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island
Welcome to The Listening Lounge
Photograph<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/The Composer
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Lemon L<>Phonorama/Cafe Roma 2
Introduce Next Set
So Many Stars<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits
Brazilian Sunrise<>Stefan Dickerson/Romanza
Rio De Janeiro Blue<>Randy Crawford/Secret

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Nothing Without You<>Astrud Gilberto/Plus
Send One Your Love<>Cesar Camargo Mariano/Mitos
Don’t Wait For Love<>Will Downing/Moods

Rhythm and Romance: A Brazilian Valentine

Hour 2:
Set 1:
Winelight<>Trio da Paz/Somewhere
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Labirintos<>Alexandra Jackson/Legacy And Alchemy
Bicycle Ride<>Paulinho Garcia/Jazzmineiro
Like A Lover<>Al Jarreau/Symphonic Bossa Nova
Special Announcement

Set 2: Brazil Back2Back: ‘Love Dance’
Love Dance<>Vanessa Williams/A Love Affair
Love Dance<>Mike Metheny/Street of Dreams
Introduce Next Song
Beyond Paradise<>Torcuato Mariano & Toni Scruggs/Escola Brasileira
Northern Lights<> Roy Stephansen/single
When I Fell In Love<>Sergio Mendes, Gracinha Leporace/Magic

Set 3:
Varadero<>Joao Bosco/Joao Bosco
Heartbreak<>John Klemmer/Brazilia

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Next Week: The days are getting longer, and so is the music: It’s the Winter edition of ‘Long Songs’ to help warm up your long chilly nights!  Be sure to listen on our Lounge page, too!

I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please – tell a few friends about us on 90.9 FM WDCB in Chicago and wdcb.org, at 2 pm CT every Sunday.

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work, or your tablet or smartphone, thanks for tuning in! It’s always great to share the music.

Rhythm and Romance: A Brazilian Valentine