Category Archives: Brazil

A Poem for Dia da Saudade

I was intrigued by the Brazilian Dia da Saudade, which was roughly translated as “Longing for What is Absent Day” so I went in search of a poem which might illustrate the feeling, and found “Before” by Ada Limón, which I … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 14, 2017

July 14th is Grand Marnier Day Mac and Cheese Day Pandemonium Day Shark Awareness Day National Tape Measure Day * ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Gustav Klimt, Gertrude Bell and Ingmar Bergman, click

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BRAZIL – Aquarela do Brasil – 3 versions

On July 14, 1942,  Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly sang their last duet together when they recorded the famous “Brazil” with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. The following year, Helen O’Connell got married, and retired. But when her marriage broke up … Continue reading

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