Bossa Nova

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Lyrics, guitar chords and mp3 of "Um sonho por cumprir" (A dream that to fulfill)

"Um sonho por cumprir" is a non-literal translation portugues of my original bossa nova "A dream that to fulfill" (2000).
The Portuguese translation of this "sambinha" has a very relevant testimonial value for me. Given my "special situation" as Uruguayan bossa nova composer, Rio de Janeiro, the bossa cradle, has always been a priority at the time to show my music.
I admit that it was not easy to achieve musical gigs there at the "cidade maravilhosa" ... there're "cariocas" that has been given to me all there support and even admiration for the fact of being an Uruguayan "bossanoivst", others respectfully appreciated my songs, and others, I confess, there aren't liked the fact that an Uruguayan compose bossa nova.
It happens that, added to my Uruguayan condition that doesn't help matters, there are many people who think (and I respect and understand to some extent), that the bossa nova was simply a musical movement "bounded" that doesn't admits renewal and/or new works. That denies my belief that the bossa nova is a musical genre,
undeniably a Rio de Janeiro musical genre, Rio de Janeiro is its crib, that's undeniable, but it's a musical genre like the tango, rock, jazz (for example) and already has transcended the borders of his home to become a universal musical genre, heritage of humanity.
And that bossa nova has got grounded in its wonderful qualities, as lyrical and musical, so it seems to me absurd to deny its universal condition.
So I disconnected from the protectionist position assumed by some intellectuals associated with bossa nova, and I connect with the fresh and innovative attitude of self-creation. The bossa nova must remain "nova", and in a respectful manner with regard to gender schemas and keys, and obviously, the enormous respect for the founding fathers, those geniuses who created this way for us to ride ...and continue! The bossa nova should continue renewing.
Protectionism is bad, isn't "genetically enriching" to a musical genre, protectionism is paralyzing, freezes it. In that context, the
bossa nova becomes a futile chronological sequence of events, memories and tributes.
And in that context is inserted "Um sonho por cumprir" ... could say that I've done part of that dream ...I already made 3 artistic tours to Rio de Janeiro to show my songs there in the "Cidade maravilhosa", 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Nevertheless, I believe that this dream has not been fully met, and may never be fulfilled ... that's the bittersweet side of this history.

German Bense


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