Sunday, March 14, 2010

Natiruts-Liberdade Pra Dentro Da Cabeca


Griffdawg hits us up from Brazil (where he's working at a hostel/playing soccer/looking at booty all day) to share a little Brazilian culture with us....Thanks griff. Don't work too hard now brother ;-)

I love Brazil for its vibrant culture, beautiful natural resources, fiery hot chicks, buttery waves, dope soccer, and radical music. For this post, I will discuss the latter. Music is omnipresent in Brazilian society, you hear it everywhere you go.  It is very influential. I work with a guy who said he learned how to speak  English by listening to Bob Marley records. I believe him, he's Rasta.  

Brazilians love reggae. Reggae mimics the laid back lifestyle of the Brazilian people. One of Brazil’s most celebrated reggae contingents goes by the moniker Natiruts (Leks-Natty Roots?). The band  formed in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, in 1996 and has been sending out irie vibrations through the atmosphere ever since. Everyone loves Natiruts. I hear people listening to or just singing their music everyday. The song “Liberdade pra dentro da cabeca” is a true reggae anthem. Whenever people hear this song they join arms and burst into a huge sing-a-long. Liberdade pra dentro da cabeca harps on a common theme music as it literally translates to: freedom inside the head.  

I have included both the album and live version of this jamandahalf, as the album version solidifies this as a jam and a half, the live verson shows how much people in Brazil love these guys. Liberdade pra dentro da cabeca is the first song on their debut CD, which is entitled Nativus. I must admit, it was quite a way to begin.

Love,
Griffin via Parati, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Literal Translation of the Lyrics- Sorry my Portuguese is not good enough for anything else…yet:
Freedom to inside the head,
Freedom to inside the head

When you go away
No need to tell

What I do not want to play outside,
You can understand

Inequalities and to fight
In order to find

The freedom and peace
That the soul must have

Being with you
At the turn of the sun
You understand that what is best
It's life, the transformation of nature that brings me to the concept
In fact I will not cry
I know now, that the land came to teach

About the things that come from the heart
So I can bring to you and me

Freedom to inside the head,
Freedom to inside the head

Being with you
At the turn of the sun
You understand that what is best
It's life, the transformation of nature that brings me to the concept
In fact I will not cry
I know now, that the land came to teach
About the things that come from the heart,
So I
can bring for me and you.

Freedom to inside the head,
Freedom to inside the head




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