Maria Bonita

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This song was inspired by the story of Maria Bonita, a folk heroine in Brazil. She was a member of a Cangaço band, and outlaws who terrorized the Brazilian Northeast in the 1920s and 1930s. She was the girlfriend of Lampião, the outlaw bandit leader. Their story had very similar romance and violence notoriety that Bonnie and Clyde had in the US.

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No sertão ela veste seu chapéu
Com sua arma e seu punhal
Nos seus poucos vinte anos
Uma vida de romance e violência
A mulher de fibra vai ao encontro do luar

E Maria Bonita e Lampião eram
Bandidos na noite fria e chuvosa
E cantam

No sertão ela veste seu chapéu
Com sua arma e seu punhal
Nos seus poucos vinte anos
Uma vida de romance e violência
A mulher de fibra vai ao encontro do luar

E Maria Bonita e Lampião eram
Bandidos na noite fria e chuvosa
E cantam

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from Solto Por Jeri, released December 9, 2015
Written by Adam Kozie
Lyrics by Adriano Giordano

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En Canto Seattle, Washington

A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto’s world pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. “We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature ..." ... more

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