All Around This World sings the poetic “Azulão” as a Brazilian lullaby. This poetic love song is the lament of a boy who lives on the sertão, which is a rather barren-looking, semi-arid plain in Brazil’s interior highlands. The girl in the song has moved away, and the boy, lamenting the fact that the girl is gone, dispatches a sertão bluebird to fly to her and tell her how much he misses her.
Noted Brazilian 20th century poet Manuel Bandeira wrote the lyrics for this song, which is a “modhina,” a Brazilian romantic art song that became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Genre on CD: Cuban bolero