Saturday, July 11, 2015

Both Sides Now: Ceumar and "Feliz y Triste"

Ceumar is the stage name of Ceumar Coelho, a singer from the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. She came from a musical family - her father was a singer who became well-known by specializing in songs from the city of Itanhandu. Her parents' eclectic musical tastes meant that she had a variety of influences, including Brazilian legends such as Milton Nascimento, Joyce and Clara Nunes as well as American legends like Joni Mitchell. She released her first album in 2000, and has released six CDs overall. Feliz y Triste (Happy and Sad) can be found on her 2009 CD Meu Nome (My Name) and on the 2009 compilation Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Cafe.