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Sunday, July 17, 2011

detail from the cover to Elomar's album "Fantasia Leiga Para um Rio Seco"

Elomar, or Elomar Figueira Mello, is a Brazilian singer and composer from the rural area of Vitória da Conquista, in the northeastern state of Bahia. Born in 1937, Elomar has created a unique approach to song, drawing on folk, classical, and ancient troubadour traditions. Host David Garland presents an introduction to Elomar's music, including selections from several albums dating back to the 1970s and '80s. The songs are expressive, adventurous, and elegant, with accompaniments ranging from just guitar to full symphony orchestra.

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Comments [5]

Rudi from World

It's an amazing musical! Today in medieval times

Jul. 31 2011 12:52 PM
RÔ from brasil

Um cantor singular...completo, excelente!!!

Jul. 19 2011 11:19 PM
Martin Haber from Brooklyn!

Thank you, David, for this transcendent musical introduction!!!
I stumbled upon the show as I sat on the deck in the July humidity; Elomar's music and beautiful voice and playing and arrangements lifted me into the night air!!!

Jul. 18 2011 06:16 PM
David Garland

Here's the playlist, showing artist-album-song:

Elomar - Das Barrancas do Rio Gavião (1972) - Incelenáa do Amor Retirant

Elomar - Na Quadrada das Águas Perdidas (1978) - Na Quadrada das Aguas Perdidas

Elomar & Arthur Moreira Lima – Parcelada Malunga (1980) - Louvação (Do 'Auto da Catingueira')

Elomar - Das Barrancas do Rio Gavião (1972) - Na Estrada das Areias de Ouro

Elomar - Fantasia leiga para um rio seco (1981) - Abertura, Parcela
Fantasy to lay a dry river

Elomar - Auto da Catingueira (1984) - Bespa (Abertura), 3rd Canto (Das Visage e das Latumia)

Elomar - Das Barrancas do Rio Gavião (1972) - Cavaleiro do São Joaquim

Elomar - Na Quadrada das Águas Perdidas (1978) - O Rapto de Joana do Tarugo

Jul. 17 2011 11:12 PM

How may I find Elomar's playlist??

Don't know where it is.....

Jul. 17 2011 09:05 PM

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