Água no Feijão — Roda no Rio

The debut CD by Marilynn’s Brazilian choro band, Água no Feijão, includes traditional Brazilian choro and new compositions by Mauricio Carrilho and Marilynn herself. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, the disc is a party waiting to happen! Marilynn plays Brazilian bandolim, and the band includes tenor and soprano sax, flute, clarinet, cavaquinho, pandeiro, and guitars– 6-string, 7-string, and electric. It’s a new spin on a Rio tradition.

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$15.00 Agua no Feijao - Roda no Rio (CD)

Songs List

Listen to audio samples here: myspace.com/aguanofeijao

  1. O Bom Filho a Casa Torna – Bonfiglio de Oliveira [The good son comes home] 4:15
  2. Receita de Samba – Jacob do Bandolim [Recipe for a Samba] 3:43
  3. Varandinha Carioca No. 2 – Mauricio Carrilho [Little Porch in Rio] 3:19
  4. Catita – K-Ximbinho [Cool] 3:24
  5. Desprezado – Pixinguinha [Spurned] 4:19
  6. Benzinho – Jacob do Bandolim [Sweetie] 3:51
  7. Pitoresco – Guio de Morais [Picturesque] 4:19
  8. Flor do Mal – Santos Coelho [Flower of Evil] – 6:01
  9. Por Que Não?- Marilynn Mair [Why Not?] 3:03
    Ao meu regional gua No Feijo [for my band]
  10. Cochichando – Pixinguinha [Whispering] 4:12
  11. Estamos Aí – Mauricio Einhorn [Here We Are] 6:18
  12. bonus track: Manga Rosa – Jonas Pereira da Silva [Pink Mango] 3:59
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