1-Águas de Cambuquira
– (Cambuquira’s Water)
A samba song about the Mineral Water Park in Cambuquira
in the province of Minas Gerais, where you can drink
the carbonated water straight from the spring. It
has 5 different types of carbonated mineral water
– gasosa, magnesiana, ferruginosa and sulfurosa. The
song also describes the things you can do in this
2-Papagaio – (Parrot)
A baiao song, a rhythm from the Northeast of Brazil,
where instruments like Zabumba, accordion and triangle,
are used to create this unique sound. In this song
the author humorously expresses her concern about
a Brazilian parrot locked in a cage in the USA, destined
to learn English rather then its native Portuguese.
3- Minas Terra – (Earth
A ballad infused with what some would call -music
of Minas - characteristics. In this song, Anne talks
about her sadness at having to leave her home state.
It was written as a homage to the state of Minas Gerais
4- Back to Brazil
A Jazz/Bossa song where the author muses upon her
5- Espera – (Wait)
A romantic samba, all acoustic, describing scenes
of a lonely and cold night and the longing and waiting
for someone special.
6- Este Sentimento
– (This Feeling)
A pop ballad where the author writes about the mixed
feelings, including resistance, experienced when falling
7- Unidos da Lavra
– (United from Lavra)
A Samba-Enredo - a fast samba written for a Samba
School in Lavra, a neighborhood in Anne Simoni’s hometown,
for use during Carnaval; it is the song the group
sings as it parades through the city. The samba
is developed around a theme chosen by the school,
this one being “O Mundo Encantado da Fantasia”. Anne
was asked by the school, Escola de Samba Unidos da
Lavra, to write this samba-enredo for them. It has
an instrumental break in the middle and end of the
song where the batucada (percussion and rhythm section)
and vocals are highlighted.
8- Longe de Mim – (Far
A romantic ballad about the anguish of being far from
the person you love.
9- Samba da Preguiça
– (Lazy Samba)
A humorous samba in which the author questions the
procrastination that can overcome a person when she
least expects it-- sometimes delaying decisions one
has to make and projects one has to finish.
10- Retrato da Cidade
– (Picture of the City)
A pop ballad about the harsh reality of the life in
a big city, where the author indignantly talks about
violence and impunity.
11- Choose to Believe
A pop song with R&B influences featuring Anne
Simoni’s band musicians.