This is a listing of miscellaneous albums and artists under the letter "X"
If an artist or album you like is not reviewed here, please feel free
to contact me and make a suggestion.
Xangai "Acontecivento" (1976)
Xangai "Que Qui Tu Tem Canario" (1981)
Xangai "Mutirao Da Vida" (Kuarup, 1984)
Xangai/Geraldo Azevedo/Elomar/Vital Farias "Cantoria 1" (Kuarup, 1984)
Xangai/Geraldo Azevedo/Elomar/Vital Farias "Cantoria 2" (Kuarup, 1985)
Beautiful, relaxed live acoustic recordings by this informal foursome from the Brazilian Northeast... The more upbeat numbers echo Gilberto Gil's acoustic improvisations, while the quieter numbers seem to draw on the Latin American "new song" movement... At any rate, these are gentle, stately performances, and well worth checking out.
Xangai "Xangai Canta Cantigas, Incelencias, Puluxias & Tiranas De Elomar" (Kuarup, 1986)
A tribute to fellow Northeasterner Elomar Figueira Do Melo... With Jaques Morelenbaum on cello.
Xangai "Northeast Brazilian Songs" (1988)
Xangai "Eugenio Avelino (Lua Cheia, Lua Nova)" (1990)
Xangai "Dos Labutos" (1991)
Xangai & Renato Texeira "Aguaraterra: Ao Vivo" (Kuarup, 1995)
Xangai "Cantoria De Festa" (Kuarup, 1997)
Xangai "Um Abraco Pra Ti Pequenina" (Kuarup, 1997)
Wow! This is a real find... Northeasterner Xangai combines his own passionate, poetic lyrics with an offbeat, improvisational accompaniment by the Quinteto Da Paraiba chamber orchestra... The cello-based arrangements are amorphous and wild, reflecting the searching, creative fervor of Xangai's vocals... There's a kooky vibe to this album that's similar to Tom Ze's work, though with a softer acoustic feel... It's certainly worth checking out if you're looking for evidence of the unique crosscultural creative ferment that makes Brazilian music so special. Recommended (...though it might not be for everyone!)
Xangai & Teca Calazans "Cantoria Brasileira" (Kuarup?)
Xangai & Juralides Da Cruz "Nois A Jeca, Mais A Joia" (Kuarup?)
Xangai "Brasileiranca" (Kuarup?)
Hard to imagine, but I actually don't have any reviews (yet) for any Xuxa albums... I can only hope you aren't too disappointed in me.
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