SUBA featuring CIBELLE / “Felicidade”


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3 Responses to “SUBA featuring CIBELLE / “Felicidade””

tayari kwa salaam Says:
April 10th, 2006 at 8:22 am

i just wanna say that hugh masekela’s version is tight. sounds like the piano player may be tryiin tuh catch hugh’s brilliance, but the band was a warm background for hugh’s patient, hot horn playin

guess i gotta listen to the other versions.

really got the concept/feel of there is a happiness (felicidade) that has at its core a sadness. makes me think of the both/and-ness of the blues.


okyeame Says:
April 11th, 2006 at 2:43 pm

the music and commentary on this site gets better and better. a true masterpiece in elevating our cultural consciousness. keep it coming! thanks.


Kiini Ibura Says:
April 12th, 2006 at 6:40 pm

This song is so powerful.

I have long been fascinated by Carnival and what it means to people. This song explains it so well…. (and makes poor people´s pursuit of it sound kind of silly and futile and noble at the same time). it’s sad and philosophical and touching and profound.

The song says (there are questions where my portuguese fails me–maybe another reader can illuminate):

Sadness doesn´t end,
but happiness does.
Happiness is like a drop of dew on the petal of a flower.
Shines tranquilly/calmly then ? and falls like a tear of love.
The happiness of the poor seems to be the grand illusion of Carnival
People work the entire year for one moment ? to make
costumes/masquerade as a king or the pirate gardner
And all is over by Wednesday
Sadness doesn´t end,
but happiness does.
Happiness is like a feather that the wind carries through the air.
Flies so lightly, but has such a brief life
It needs a breeze that never ends
It needs a breeze that never ends
It needs a breeze that never ends

Sadness never ends


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