Carmen Miranda: O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem

Feature

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This samba was recorded by the Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter, and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace — with unforeseen consequences for Miranda.

    Music Playlist
  1. Tic tac de meu coracao
    Artist: Carmen Miranda
    Album: The Explosive world of Carmen Miranda
    Label: Wnts
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. O Que e Que a Baiana Tem
    Artist: Carmen Miranda
    Album: O Que e Que a Baiana Tem
    Label: DiscMedi
    Purchase: Amazon

Contributors:

Erik Beith, Ben Manilla and Devon Strolovitch

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