Thursday, September 14, 2006

Music Week - Day 4 of 5...Sara Tavares


Artist of the Day
Sara Tavares

Album of the Day
Balance

Song and Video of the Day


Balance

Music Story of the Day
Sara is of Cape Verdean descent.
She was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.

From her site...
"Multilingual wordplay shows up throughout Tavares’ album, and she hops across cultural references as much as she embraces any. The album title Balancê — pronounced bal-on-SAY — has many different meanings. The noun balanço is used in Portuguese when music “swings.” Lusophone Africans use the verb form balancê in a more general way. “When you are eating something really good you say ‘this food is balancê!’” explains Tavares.

“For me the song, ‘Balancê’ is also about balancing yourself,” Tavares continues, “between sadness and joy; day and night; salt and sugar. It’s about balancing emotions. You are always walking a thin line and you have to keep your balance. You have to dance with that line in order to keep standing. If you stay too rigid, you will fall.”

Go buy this music.
Walk the thin line.
And most certainly keep your balance.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this. Where do you find out about all these great talents? Awesome! Love, T

11:00 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

this is one of the most fantastic dance videos I've ever seen and let me tell you why-- it is unchoreographed and authentic. so many different body types, so many different types of people represented... there's a little bit of modern, a little bit of african, a little bit of salsa, a little bit of street. it's all kinds of people moving authentically and that is a most beautiful thing to witness. there's a flow to this that is so organic, I could just cry.

and the song is gorgeous too, so gorgeous. I am crazy about this... thanks so much for sharing... you made my day.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Portuguese..:) said...

PORTUGAL! sara tavares é liiiinda!!:)

7:57 AM  
Blogger madness rivera said...

That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous daniela said...

i´m portuguese and realy proud to see a portuguese artist in your blog.

"mi ma bô" is her previous work. i´m listening sara´s songs over and over again, she can wisper to my ears in those clowdy days.

Thanks

3:36 AM  

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