Three of the most iconic and influential musicians in Brazilian music have come together to help in celebrating the a century since the birth of the late great Dorival Caymmi (1914 -2008).

Dorival Caymmi

Dorival Caymmi

Along with Dorival’s children,  Nana , Dori and Danilo,  the talents of  Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and others, will come together to produce an album of Dorival’s greatest works. Along with the album there are plans to host a concert series in 2015 with the artists from the album taking part.

Dorival Caymmi is an central figure in Brazilian music history.He not only contributed to the birth of bossa nova, but also many of his songs have become Brazilian standards. His music told the story of the people and culture of the state of Bahia where he was born, ( also home to Joao Gilberto). Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil have stated that Caymmi has had significant influence on their music.

For the album

– The Neighbor Next Door ( Mario Adnet )
– Song of Departure ( All interpreters )
– Dora ( Chico Buarque )
– John Bully ( Dori Caymmi )
– Sargasso Sea ( Nana Caymmi )
– Saudade da Bahia ( Caetano Veloso )
– Samba da Minha Terra ( Gilberto Gil )
– the Well of the Sea ( Dori Caymmi )
– the Legend of Abaeté ( Nana Caymmi )
– Marina ( Chico Buarque )
– Not me ( Danilo Caymmi )
– Rosa Morena ( Gilberto Gil )
– Saturday in Copacabana ( Caetano Veloso ) –
-What Is It That the Bahian ? ( Chico Buarque , Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso )
– Vatapá ( Danilo Caymmi )