Mangueira: A Menina Dos Meus Olhos
DISCMEDI (DM 5365 02)
Classics by Nelson Cavaquinho, Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Paulinho da Viola, Guilherme de Brito, Paulinho Tapajós and Assis Valente, and unpublished sambas by Nelson Sargento and Tantinho da Mangueira. The album MANGUEIRA – A MENINA DOS MEUS OLHOS is Maria Bethânia's thanks to the Samba School that became the champion by paying homage to OYÁ's little girl in one of the most beautiful and exciting Carnivals in its history of glory.
Recorded in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, with the release of the label Quitanda and distribution of Biscoito Fino and Discmedi, the album has artistic direction and repertoire selected by Maria Bethânia. Bahian conductor, composer and arranger Letieres Leite, creator of Orkestra Rumpilezz, formed in Salvador by wind and percussion musicians, signs the arrangements and the musical direction of the project.