Lucilene Castro

Vento Norte

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Lucilene Castro is a singer from Amazonia who decided to explore the hard and competitive universe of popular music through her own way -- sensitively and sincerely. Respecting the purest traditions of Northern folklore and melting them in contemporary renditions, she chose to interpret only new composers of her region in her debut album. Instigating rhythms met with swinging brass attacks set the tone perfectly for this mainstream MPB release. The strong lyrics of "Tambores do Tempo" declare that "E o chão desta mata/Manchada de sangue/Proclama não tem vencedor" ("And the earth of these forest/Stained with blood/Declares no winner"). The only established composer here is Zé Ramalho, whose "Admirável Gado Novo" receives a samba rendition.