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Nagi

by Hiromi Suda

"Nagi" is the latest and most fully realized iteration of Hiromi Suda’s singular hybrid conception, by which she mingles and juxtaposes the musical cultures of Japan and Brazil.
Genre: Brazilian: Bossa Nova
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1. Triste
2:41 album only
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2. Nagi
2:50 album only
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3. Rain Dance
4:05 album only
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4. So Many Stars
4:11 album only
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5. Hajimari
3:22 album only
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6. A Rã
2:43 album only
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7. O Barquinho
4:02 album only
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8. Kakera
3:22 album only
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9. Mizu no Utsuwa
3:28 album only
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10. Corcovado
3:20 album only
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11. Desde Que o Samba É Samba
3:55 album only
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12. Hikari to Kage
5:06 album only
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13. Falsa Baiana
3:15 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
3rd Album “Nagi” Hiromi Suda
Romero Lubambo(Guitar)
Keita Ogawa 小川慶太(Drums/Percussions)
Haggai Cohen-Milo(Bass)
Anne Drummond(Flute)
Julian Shore(Piano/Fender Rhodes)
Hiromi Suda 須田宏美(Vocal)

Nagi is the latest and most fully realized iteration of Hiromi Suda’s singular hybrid conception, by which she mingles and juxtaposes the musical cultures of Japan and Brazil.

A native of Yamanishi, Japan, Ms. Suda calls upon her native tongue in singing the poetic lyrics of six of recently composed originals, at once simple and sophisticated, to scores that blend Japanese folk, contemporary pop and modern jazz vocabulary. She transitions to Portuguese on seven songs by the iconic Brazil composers Antônio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, João Donato, Roberto Menscal, Sergio Mendes and Geraldo Pereira, illuminating the lyrics and phrasing the rhythms with nuance, soulfulness and idiomatic authority.

“For me, each song is like a different world to encounter or a different person to meet or talk with”, Ms. Suda says. “I sing Brazilian music differently than a native speaker. First I have to understand the original meaning, and then I try to find a way to interpret that only I can do, as a Japanese singer. I like the melodies of the Brazilian songs very much. My songs are more laid back but that style, with the sambe groove, is more powerful and up-tempo. Also Brazilians use a wide variety of harmonies and rhythms, like samba and Baião, in the Música Popular Brasiliero genre, and I like the way they combine together. Brazilian music is wordier and more rhythmic than Japenese; when I sing a fast Samba, I use less vibrato to emphasize the rhythms. I think that style also influenced my original music.”

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