“Sway” is beautiful “bolero son” created originally in Spanish by the Mexican composer Pablo Beltran Ruiz under the title “Quien Sera…” USA didn’t scape from the Mambo fever and Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others sung it in a sensual English versions. Listen the bilingual version by Guillermo Valbuena, The Bohemia Brother, in a Michael Bubble and David Foster style.
“Garota de Ipanema” (The Girl From Ipanema) composed by Tom Jobin, creates in our spirit an emotional mix of romance and nostalgia. Listening this beautiful bossa nova, you can imagine somebody enjoying a beautiful beach in Brazil, but in the same time nostalgic and romantic, alone and searching for a partner. The next bilingual version intend to evoke the brilliant moment when Tom Jobin and Frank Sinatra sang together the immortal Brazilian piece of music.
Julio Iglesias was an extraordinary artist, but his son Henrique is the most visited singer today with the “opera maestra” of popular music “Bailando” by “Gente de Zona” from Cuba. This theme rich in sensuality was initially rejected by the producers of Henrique. He didn’t know, bun he discovered the incident and made possible a video performing with the Cuban creators.
“Volare” (“Fly”) is the most popular Italian song in the world. The Italian composer, Domenico Modugno, describes a dream in which he was flying to the sky with hands and face in blue color, but in the moment, waked up, he was watching his partner’s blue eyes, and he continues flaying higher than the sun, while the Earth was disappearing into her eyes.
“Piove” (“It is Raining”) or “Ciao Ciao Bambina” (“Bye-Bye Baby Girl”) is another beautiful one by Domenico Modugno made with his romantic and passionate “napoletano” spirit. In this bilingual version we can feel a melancholic song running on a happy and dynamic music.
“El Toro y la Luna” (The Bull and the Moon”) is a creation by the Spanish Composers Alejandro Cintas y Carlos Gomez Castellanos. A wonderful love story between a bull and the Moon. The Bull escapes at night to see the moon combing her hair in the mirror of the river waters. Innocently, he dives into the river trying to catch the moon reflected in the water. He finally stays just taking care of her like a sentinel. Is a powerful platonic love story.
“Oye Como Va” (“Listen to my Rhythm”) composed in 1963 by Tito Puente was made famous by the Mexican Guitarist Carlos Santana in 1970. Then was created a version by Joe Cuba and Cheo Feliciano for Fania All Stars in 1973. The Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, made a powerful version with the orchestra of Tito Puente in the album “Siempre Vivire” in 1998.
“Se Eu te Pego” (“If I catch you!”) is a Brazilian song created by Sharon Acioly, Antonio Dyggs and others, recorded originally by “Os meninos de Seu Zeh Band”, but made famous by Michel Telo, thanks to the soccer Brazilian players dancing it at stadiums around the world. Listen to the Telo’s version in Portuguese.
“Manhas de Carnaval” (“Carnival Morning”) by Antonio Carlos Jobin, Joao Gilberto and Luiz Bonfa is one of the most sweet and melancholic Brazilian bossa nova. At the same time is the main soundtrack of the Brazilian movie “Orfeu Negro”, an impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. We present a bilingual version of this legendary song, an irresistible piece of music for any musician or singer.
“I Can’t Stop Loving You” is a master piece by Ray Charles. He has been considered the most smart musician in the American music business, but others only know that this American talent make possible a transition and mix blues and pop. He seems a bridge between the most blue African spirit and the modern American music”
“Saludo al Africa” (“Hello Africa!”) has been created by Guillermo Vabuena, the Bohemia Brothers. This composition recognizes the energy given by Africa to the American Music (South, Center, South ad Caribbean). Using “palabras esdrújulas” (antepenultimate words”) he intended to added more rhythm in a sophisticated arrangement by Maestro Edgar Hernandez from Venezuela.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC WITH ACOUSTIC GUITAR PERFORMED BY GUILLERMO VALBUENA, THE BOHEMIA BROTHER
“Sombra en los medanos” by Rafael Sanchez Lopez, is, because it lyrics, one of the more melancholic Venezuelan songs, despite was composed in major tune. But in this Latin arrangement by Maestro Edgar Hernandez, this melody became fresh and enthusiastic.
“Moliendo caffe” by the Venezuelan composer Hugo Blanco, is the more flexible Venezuelan piece of music, because his “orquidea” rhythm, similar to others Caribbean genres. This time, Maestro Edgar Hernandez’s arrangement started with an original jazz version, but at the end make explode the piece changing magically to a Caribbean rhythm.
“Que Onda Vale” is a mix with the most beautiful composition by the Venezuelan Maestro Aldemaro Romero. The “Onda Nueva” was a new sound created by this immortal composer, musician, conductor who combined the most deep musical knowledge on classical music orchestra with the best sense of humor. The Venezuelan Onda Nueva is the equivalent of the Brazilian Bossa Nova. In this arrangement Maestro Hernandez chose the Brazilian samba to evoke this cultural movement around the world.