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The CD tells a story from the first to the last song, linking Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Fado, Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) and Jazz coexist in a harmonious way in this work.
Multi-artistic and ambitious project that fills the soul of those who watch
In this album, Francisco Sales (guitar), César Gonçalves (cello), Ricardo Toscano (clarinet), David Ribeiro (portuguese guitar) André Mota (drums), André Ferreira (double bass), Pedro Lopes (violin), Leonor Fleming (violin), Luzia Vieira (double bass), Carlos Teixeira (flute transv.), Tânia Lopes (percussion) and Joana Bolito (oboe). Rogério Godinho, on the piano and vocals, was also the composer and arranger of this Album. Only the tracks 8, 9 and 13 are not from his own.
Poems by José Régio (Track 1) and Fernando Pessoa (Track 5). In track 1 participates the recitor Pedro Clemente dos Reis
MUSIC, POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PROJECT
"ETERNO REGRESSO" is much more than a simple set of songs. It is a multi-artistic, intimate project in which music, poetry, photography and fim (short film style) come together to tell a story. This story tells of a trip, which has Lisbon and Fado as starting points, made by someone who wanted to give a new direction to his life, looking for new opportunities. In the background, the character is someone who felt "missing the future", of what did not live. Thus, with this need for CHANGE, he decided to go to Brazil, to Rio de Janeiro, making this boat trip, inspired by the strength and courage of the Portuguese navigators, seeking new challenges and new sensations.
The character, along this physical journey, is experiencing different states of soul, making several psychological trips that music will transmit. After a somewhat troubled trip, the arrival in Rio de Janeiro had the power to open a new world, full of expectations. At last, the change that he longed for! He had arrived at a Brazil that had taken him away, thinking he would be his house from that moment forward.
After a few years in Brazil, where, besides Rio de Janeiro, he was also in São Paulo, the character felt, at one point, that the "oxygen balloon" that the change had given it began to empty, to feel in his heart that probably the time of his return to Portugal and Lisbon would have arrived.
Once this feeling is over, he decides to start the journey back to "his" Lisbon. This time, the path is made more calmly, passing through the same places where I had come, but looking at them in another way - with the look of whoever did everything to follow the path he considered to be the best, with a feeling of duty fulfilled to himself. With the look of someone who has grown and became more complete as a person, after all these new experiences, different landscapes, different smells and dealing with different people, with different concepts of life but simultaneously with much in common.
The story ends with the arrival in Lisbon, returning to the Fado with which everything began, in an Eternal Return to what he always was, because everyone "is what their memories allow" ...