Monday, May 30, 2011
Astrud Gilberto - Agua de Beber (1965)
There are indications that Brazilian music is catching on in Thailand. Something of a surprise, actually. I've played some of it for Thai friends and they probably say something like, "is that Reggae music?"
But I've heard this particular song twice in as many weeks, once at a mall and once at a resort hotel, in the background music ("Muzak"). I've heard Brazilian music elsewhere as well, in restaurants and other public places. So it's entering the local reality, and I suppose it shouldn't be such a surprise. Who wouldn't love this song? And Astrud, with her pretty hat?