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.

3 Responses to “Verônica Ferriani and Douglas Lora Sing One by Chico Buarque”

  1. fred schroyer says:

    Wow! Verônica Ferriani and Douglas Lora are both finds! I had not heard of them. I received a Google Alert for “MPB” that showed your “Brazilliance, Part Two” article, which led me here. She has a gorgeous voice & interprets songs well, and he has that wonderful Brazilian harmonic sense on the violão de sete cordas! Hope they do a CD together–I’ll be first in line to buy it!

  2. Michal says:

    Thanks Fred, I’ve forwarded your comment to Douglas and Veronica….and of course, I agree with you totally 😉

  3. Fabiola Dancini says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Loved listening to both! I´d like to see this show in São Paulo.


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