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Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval.
Black Orpheus — Premium Play-along Track
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Play-along Demo: Desafinado
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Black Orpheus is in the
Real Book - Volume 1 — Sixth Edition book.
The film is particularly noted for its soundtrack by two Brazilian composers: Antônio Carlos Jobim, whose song "A felicidade" opens the film; and Luiz Bonfá, whose "Manhã de Carnaval" and "Samba of Orpheus" have become bossa nova classics. The songs sung by the character Orfeu were dubbed by singer Agostinho dos Santos.
Black Orpheus is in the
The Daily Ukulele — Leap Year Edition — 366 Songs for Better Living book.
Black Orpheus won the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival as well as the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the 1960 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film (in those awards the film was credited as a French production; only in the 1961 BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film was Brazil credited together with France and Italy).
Large tracks of the film were shot in the Morro da Babilônia, a favela in the Leme neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. In 1999, the film was essentially remade as Orfeu by Carlos Diegues, this time with a soundtrack featuring Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso.
- Black Orpheus Movie Trailer
- Theme from "Black Orpheus" - Paul Desmond - "Take Ten" Paul Desmond (as) Jim Hall (g) Gene Cherico (b) Connie Kay (ds) Recorded in Jun. 5, 10, 12, 25, 1963 BMG International
- André Rieu's Manhã de Carnaval - Beautiful brazilian song performed by André Rieu with Carla Maffioletti playing guitar an singing together with Carmen Monarcha and Suzan Erens (Trier 2006)
- Bill Tapia plays, "Black Orpheus", 2009 NY Uke Fest
Midnight at the Jazz Cafe
Black Orpheus is available on my 2002 Jazz Trio CD: Midnight at the Jazz Cafe.
With the help of two great musicians, I’m allowed to put together some melodies and chords and capture a little jazz for the first time on CD. I’ve picked some of my favorite songs and thrown in a couple of originals. I hope you enjoy this slice of time in my musical career and development.
Links & Resources
- "ibww27N8rQo" - Frank Vignola Video Jam/Play-Along Jazz Studio • Frank Vignola is an amazing player and teacher. You can days and days on his YouTube channel and learn an amazing amount.
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