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This is another song performed by the duo at The Living Room, on NYC’s Lower East Side.

Chico Buarque is considered to be one of the great poets of Brazilian popular music. Although “João e Maria” is a love song, he paints a portrait of two childhood playmates as a metaphor for the relationship.  The archetypical role playing  represents the innocent, and perhaps best, side of male-female relationships. Once adulthood is reached, that kind of simplicity and trust is hard to find, and the song uses this bittersweet truth to explain how the lovers have parted.

This lovely waltz has a plainly difficult melody. It’s a tribute to Ferriani’s vocal technique that she pulls off its intervallic leaps with ease.

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Here’s where you’ll find my weekly original world music video blogs that appear on Huffington Post, as well as an archive starting in April of 2009.

This is also the place where you will find video that is exclusive to my site. I’ve traveled to places like Uzbekistan, Morocco, and Taiwan and no matter where I go I have found amazingly talented and creative people working in every genre from the deepest traditions to the cutting edge.

It’s been incredibly rewarding to interview them and to capture some of what they do on video. Enjoy what you see and hear, and let me know what you think. I welcome your feedback.