Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Maria Rita Segundo Ao Vivo|
Actor: Maria Rita
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Tracks: (Disc 1) 1 - Muito pouco - gravado no claro hall ; 2 - Conta outra - gravado no claro hall ; 3 - Mal intento - gravado no claro hall ; 4 - Pagu - gravado no claro hall ; 5 - Encontros e despedidas - gravado no clar... more »
LIVE FROM RIO: EMOTIONAL, PASSIONATE PERFORMANCES !
RBSProds | Deep in the heart of Texas | 10/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five HUGE Stars!! These two live Rio de Janeiro performances by the new MPB diva Maria Rita (Mariano) are wonderful. The DVD is absolutely loaded with 29 tracks of beautiful music spanning over 2 and a half hours. Maria Rita, once thought to be the least musical of the great Elis Regina's kids, is a fully-matured multi-Grammy-winning artist who is one of the most sought-after Brazilian singers in the world, selling out concerts from New York City to Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lisbon, Portugal. And she is on fire on this DVD which went straight to Platinum status and #1 on the Hot 100 Brazilian DVD charts. Don't skip this DVD even if you already own the "Live at Bourbon Street-Sao Paulo" DVD or the "Segundo-live in the studio" DVD. These are separate enjoyable, emotional performances' on a very generous DVD. (see my note) BTW, Rita is pronounced "Hee Ta".
The Claro Hall concert is in front of a sold-out crowd with MR and the quartet performing a whopping 19 songs in March 2006: everything a fan could wish for. With a voice of golden velvet, wearing a beautiful dress, long hair, singing barefoot, and using more "body english" than ever before, she struts the stage like a musical tigress. Like her mom did! She's backed by some of the excellent musicians from the triple Latin Grammy award-winning "Maria Rita" CD and the double Latin Grammy-winning "Segundo (Second) CD.
The 'Pieces d'Resistance', the best of the best, begin with "Nao Vale A Pena" (It's Not Worth It) and her usual wonderful delivery, but then hits her afterburners and lifts the performance to a surprising level that receives a great ovation. Also included are great performances of Muito Pouco (Much Little), Despedida (Farewell), "Conta Outra" (aka Tell Me Another Story), "O Recado" (The Message) and one written by her namesake rocker Rita Lee: "Pagu". And there are two new songs: "Todo Carnaval Tem Seu Fim" (~All Carnivals Have An End) and a sizzling version of reggae/rock band O Rappa's song "O Que Sobrou do Ceu ". And the magnificent "Caminho das Aguas" (Path of Waters) won a Latin Grammy as the Best MPB Song of 2006 based on MR's version. The single nod in the direction of her mom is her musical godfather Milton Nascimento's "Encontros e Despedidas" (Meetings and Farewells) and it's emotionally powerful. If you've never seen her live, this is the one to get, and even if you have, in these performances Maria Rita shows she is among the leaders of the 'state of the art' of jazzy 21st Century Brazilian popular music (MPB). The DVD includes a very tearfull spoken tribute to her late mentor, super producer Tom Capone, who died in a traffic accident only hours after they embraced on stage, basking in her 2004 triple Latin-Grammy triumph in Los Angeles.
At Toca do Bandido studio where her second CD "Segundo" was recorded, MR performs 9 songs in September 2005. The audience is a small gathering of friends and composers, sitting on second story seats looking down on Maria and her trio. The performances of many of the same songs as at Claro Hall are much more intimate and were meant to polish the songs before her performance in larger venues like Claro Hall. Her appearance with head scarf and gypsy earrings is stunning, as is her singing. The DVD includes a humorous music video clip of "Feliz", an explanation of the "Santa Chuva" (Holy Rain) omission in previous DVDs, and a "Making Of" video. Highly recommended. All music is in sensuous, emotional Brazilian Portuguese, which needs no translation. Five HUGE Stars!
(DVD 9, All Regions; NTSC; Color; Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby 5.1, DTS surround sound; lyrics in Brazilian Portuguese with English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles for spoken parts; 2 hours & 45 minutes total.)
* The 9 Toca Do Bandido performances can almost be considered bonus material since it has many of the same songs (but different performances) as Claro Hall. Maria and the producers graciously gave us an extra full concert which otherwise might have stayed in a vault for decades, but DVD technology allowed them to stuff the entire Toca do Bandido concert onto the same disc, with other extras. And for that we are thankful. I think it works best if each concert is viewed on separate occasions since they have a separate vibe entirely. Maybe the earlier Toca do Bandido concert should be viewed first. Your choice!
* A special request to producers: next time translate songs and spoken parts into English, if you please, like Milton Nascimento did. As it is, the spoken translations greatly increase enjoyment of these concerts.
* Trivia: she has a new visible tatoo, look for it.)"
Robert Muller | Denver, CO USA | 02/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't say it any better than the 1st 2 reviews. Buy this DVD."
O secundo è ainda melhor!
Tremoglie Giuliano | Turin. Italy | 05/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Esta vez Maria demostrou a sua grandeza, este dvd è um grande concerto e a consacraçao de uma cantora de bom nivel!"