Saturday, February 19, 2011


Gal Costa was born on September 26, 1945 on Barra, one of the most traditional neighbourhoods of Salvador, to Mariah Costa Penna (d. 1993) and Arnaldo Burgos (d. 1960). During her pregnancy, Mariah spent hours concentrated listening to classical music, as in a ritual, with the intention that her child would become interested in music.

My favorite Gal albums any music lover should bless their ears with:

# 1969: Gal Costa
# 1969: Gal
# 1970: Legal
# 1973: ├Źndia
# 1974: Cantar

Just a few, she has a very long career of Brazilian tropicalia style jams that make you feel part of a different world. With a yummy taste of psychedelia I play on repeat for a few hours with the point of obsession so I can here every bit of all the noise happening at once. She still preforms and records till this day.