Ana Terra

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A very sensitive poet, deeply interested in the feminine condition, Ana Terra's songs have been celebrated by many big-time Brazilian artists in their recordings, like Nana Caymmi, Emílio Santiago, Maria…
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A very sensitive poet, deeply interested in the feminine condition, Ana Terra's songs have been celebrated by many big-time Brazilian artists in their recordings, like Nana Caymmi, Emílio Santiago, Maria Bethânia, and Marina Lima. In 1977, Terra had several of her compositions (with Danilo Caymmi) launched by Caymmi on his LP Cheiro Verde (released through Terra's label Ana Terra Produções). Milton Nascimento had special participation on that record (in "Lua do Meio-Dia" by Danilo Caymmi/Ana Terra), and in 1978 he recorded another Ana Terra song, this time on his own LP, Clube da Esquina, "Meu Menino" (with Danilo Caymmi), while Elis Regina recorded on her Essa Mulher (1979) the title track (Joyce/Ana Terra) and "Pé Sem Cabeça" (Danilo Caymmi/Ana Terra). The next year Joyce included "Essa Mulher" on her album Feminina and the Boca Livre recorded "Nossa Dança" (with Danilo Caymmi). In 1980 Joyce recorded (on her LP Água e Luz) "Banho-Maria" and "Mais Uma Vez, Mais Uma Voz." One of Terra's biggest hits was recorded by Angela Rô Rô in the '80s, "Amor, Meu Grande Amor" (with Angela Rô Rô), having being re-recorded successfully by the Barão Vermelho. Terra also ventured into children's music with her project and lyrics for the LP Histórias do Céu e da Terra. In 1995, Fátima Guedes recorded "A Dois" (with Sueli Costa) on her CD Grande Tempo. Invited by Francis Hime and Olívia Hime, Terra wrote the lyrics for two songs by Chiquinha Gonzaga for the tribute album to the female composer. Also in the '90s, Lisa Ono recorded "A Dois" and "Diz a Ela" (both with Ono).