Song of the Day: A Lenda do Caboclo

Melancholy, that’s what I feel when I listen to A Lenda do Caboclo. Originally written by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, this version is by Yo-Yo Ma. The track is often translated as The Legend of the Native, as the word Caboclo is related to the mix between indigenous Brazilians and Europeans.

I heard the song in the final episode of Mozart in the Jungle’s third season and it so perfectly captured the mood of the scene (that show is full of wonderful music). I spent the next few days listening to this on a loop. Beautiful.

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