Final lap of the Olympics

He appeared at the opening ceremony in Rio, so I’m assuming he won’t be in tonight’s closing show too. But who needs an excuse to play some Gilberto Gil?  This is my favourite version of “Expresso 2222”, performed live with a little help from his son, Bem. From the superb album, “BandaDois”.

If there’s one piece of music that captures my feelings about the Games coming to an end, it’s a song co-written by Vinicius de Moraes, who also, of course, gave us “The Girl From Ipanema”. Yes, sadly, our carnival is over. I posted this video a year or so ago. I could watch it over and over again. (Translation here.)

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