Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Felicidade

In honor of Carnaval  (also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday) today, the day before Ash Wednesday and Lent, I just wanted to share a few clips from a couple of my favorite Brazilian movies - both of which take place during Carnaval.

The first couple are from Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus, a 1959 movie that won the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film). This movie is based on that famous Greek myth telling the story of Orpheus and his love for Eurydice.

Here is a song called A Felicidade (by Antônio Carlos Joabim):

I love this song. The first line, Tristeza não tem fim; felicidade sim, is literally translated as "Sadness has no end; happiness, yes."

And here is the second very beautiful song called Manhã de Carnaval:

And from the movie Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos starring Sônia Braga and José Wilker, here's a song called O Que Sera:

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