|Rehearsing for our show Nossa Bossa in the summer
heat by the river in Penedo, Brasil.
Growing up listening to and
loving Lill Lindfors.
Especially her brilliant album
Du är den Ende from 1967.
I was born 1967 so I guess
I learned to to love the song
Fri som en vind, meaning Free as a wind in Swedish, some time in the 70s.
When I was in my 20s working with
music theatre I understood
the influence of the Brazilian
music and learned to love Bossa Nova.
When I heard the song Fri som en vind,
Free as a wind, in Portuguese called
Canto de Ossanha it all made sense
Had until then never checked who had written the song Fri som en vind with swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth. The original song called Canto de Ossanha is written by Vinicius da Moraes and Baden Powell and recorded in many versions globally since it was written in the 1960s.
The 19th of October 2020 Sanny Alves,
Marlon Mouzer and I recorded a bilingual duet of Canto de Ossanha in Swedish and Portuguese.
The 19th of October is
the birthday of Vinicius da Moraes
who was born 1913 and died 9 of July 1980.
Click to see the post on our day in Lapa,
and our gig at Jazz Village Penedo.
|Our first sound check at Jazz Village Penedo.
Marlon Mouzer gitarr, Sanny Alves and me on lead vocals.
In January 2021 we premiered
our show Nossa Bossa at
where we performed Canto de Ossanha
in Portuguese and Swedish as a
duet live for the first time apart
from rehearsing by the river
in our garden 5 minutes
from Jazz Village where I live in Penedo.
|Our first live gig with Canto de Ossanha
as a duet at Jazz Village Penedo
Sanny Alves, Marlon Mouzer and me.
Togther with Anderson Carvalho we create a
music video of our duet version of
Canto de Ossanha.
Anderson not only choreographed himself dancing,
he cut the video so I call
him our visual over all artist.
born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Currently living in the Netherlands.
Canto de Ossanha Fri som en vind
written by Vinicius da Moraes and Baden Powell.
Swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth
with a new interpretation by me.
HERE IS OUR VIDEO
shot by the river in
our garden in Penedo as well as at
Jazz Village Penedo. Dance choreography
recored by Anderson Carvalho in Amsterdam, Holland.
The owner of Jazz Village Penedo where we recored the song
met Lill Lindfors in the 70s when she was visiting
Rio de Janeiro. The owner of Jazz Village Penedo
is a Swedish family the moved to Brazil
in the 50s and hosted Lill
as she visited Brazil in the 70s.
|Sanny Alves and me rehearsing in the garden
at Casa da Ilha where we live in Penedo.
It's a small world.
Don't you think?
I have emailed Lill Lindfors and will send another mail with our video of Canto de Ossanha Fri som en vind.
Lill Lindfors has not answered but I am happy she knows how much she has inspired me and my work and so many with me. I hope she will tour and continue here artistry
for many years to come.