Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Brazilian Singer Swings Low with Negro Spirituals
Have you ever wondered what a singer from Brazil would sound like singing Negro Spirituals such as Swing Low Sweet Chariot or I Want to be Ready? Well, check out the powerful voice of Brazil’s own Juares de Mira--He sounds a lot like the legendary Paul Robeson. If you check out his YouTube clip, you’ll hear a very rich and deep bass voice that’s both soothing and relaxing.
De Mira also sings Afro-Brazilian music, but promotes his Negro Spiritual repertoire because this speaks to black people all over the world, he says. Too many people identify Brazilian music with sensuality only, and don’t know the full spectrum of music that Brazilian singers have to offer, he says. If you’re one of the lucky people who can speak Portuguese, then check out this singer’s Web site. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.