sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2010

Manhã de Carnaval - Carnival Morning





Manhã de Carnaval é a canção mais popular de Luiz Bonfá e Antonio Maria, da trilha do filme Orfeu Negro, de 1959. Esta canção se tornou tradicional nos meios de jazz nos EUA e é tocada regularmente também por muitos artistas internacionais. É considerada uma das mais importantes no mercado do jazz brasileiro nos Estados Unidos, que ajudou a estabelecer o movimento da bossa nova no final da década de 1950.


Existem também outras versões da música com letra adaptada para o inglês, mas a versão mais popular, até mesmo no estrangeiro, ainda é a de nome e letra em português. Grandes nomes da música já gravaram: Chet Atkins, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Placido Domingo, Stan Getz,Cher, Johnny Mathis, etc.

Manhã de Carnaval introduziu Luiz Bonfá à fama com reconhecimento internacional em 1959 interpretando esta canção ao vivo em vários países.

Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of Carnival) is the most popular song by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Maria, the soundtrack to Black Orpheus, 1959. This song became the means of traditional jazz in the US and is also played regularly for many international artists.There are also other versions of the song with lyrics adapted to English, but the most popular version, even abroad, is still the name and lyrics in Portuguese.

Big names in music have recorded: Chet Atkins, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Placido Domingo, Stan Getz, Cher, Johnny Mathis, etc..It is considered one of the most important market for Brazilian jazz in the United States, which helped establish the bossa nova movement in the late 1950s.

Manhã de Carnaval introduced Luiz Bonfa to fame with international recognition in 1959 playing this song live in many countries.

terça-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2010

Shakespeare & Co - an American bookstore au coeur de Paris






















Shakespeare and Company é uma livraria independente localizada no quinto arrondissement, na margem esquerda do rio Sena, em Paris. Serve como uma livraria e uma biblioteca de leitura, especializada em literatura de língua inglesa. A livraria também abriga jovens escritores, conhecido como "tumbleweeds", que ganham seu sustento trabalhando na loja por um par de horas de cada dia.

Shakespeare and Company is an independent bookstore located in the 5th arrondissement, in Paris's Left Bank. Shakespeare and Company serves as both a bookstore and a reading library, specializing in English-language literature. The bookstore also houses young writers, known as "tumbleweeds," who earn their keep by working in the shop for a couple of hours each day.
[From: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare_and_Company_(bookshop)]




terça-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2010

A Zest of Creativity

























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To celebrate this milestone, we're releasing a never-before-seen list: the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time, as of June 2008.

With speakers like neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor and global health expert Hans Rosling, the list proves one of the compelling ideas behind TEDTalks: that an unknown speaker with a powerful idea can reach -- and move -- a global audience through the power of quality web video. Links to all 10 talks are found below the video window -- or browse through our Top 10 TEDTalks Theme. Even if you've seen them all, the highlights video below is darn fun.

quarta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2009

"Bohemian Rhapsody"



Freddy Mercury em toda a sua glória!

A arte de reciclar / The art of recycling

O casal de artistas Lenny e Meriel Lenfesteys fazem o que podemos chamar de arte da reciclagem pós-moderna. A partir de LEDs, resistências, capacitores, fios e outras peças de produtos eletrônicos eles criaram o projeto Sparebots. São personagens com cara de robôs que vivem diferentes situações, algumas engraçadas, outras que fazem refletir. Os bonecos dos Lenfesteys têm, no máximo, quatro centímetros de altura e as combinações de peças nunca se repetem.


Lenny já produziu videoclips para artistas como All Saints e Jamiroquai, entre outros.


The artist couple Lenny and Meriel Lenfesteys do what we call the art of recycling post-modern. Since LEDs, resistors, capacitors, wires and other pieces of electronic products they created the project Sparebots. The characters look like a robot living different situations, some funny, others think they do. The dolls of Lenfesteys have up to four inches in height and the tile are never repeated.


Lenny has produced music videos for artists such as All Saints and Jamiroquai, among others.
 

quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2009

Ice Magic à Paris




Ice Magic - A magia das esculturas de gelo - Paris, Champs-Elysées 2009.

Ice Magic - the magic of the ice sculptures - Paris, Champs-Elysées 2009