Thursday, June 2, 2011

Learning songs for Festa Junina

In preparation for Festa Junina, the kid's school has formed a chorale. It's totally a hassle to convince the kids to go, and it's a little chaotic and unorganized, but I'm loving learning some new songs. The theme is Rio São Francisco, the only river that runs the entire Brazilian territory and the 4th largest river in South America (thanks wikipedia). Here are two of the "water" songs that we are learning.

Beira-Mar Novo (Folclore do Vale do Jequitinhonha)

Mamãe Oxum (she's the goddess of the river, of the Yoruba religion)

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