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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Omar Izar - Música Brasileira

Styles : Chromatic Harp
Released : 2006

1 - Wave
2 - Lígia
3 - Samba Do Avião
4 - Aos Nossos Filhos
5 - Garota De Ipanema
6 - Modinha
7 - Da Cor Do Pecado
8 - Lamentos
9 - Lembra De Mim Portinho
10 - Naquele Tempo Do Portinho
11 - Espera Que O Portinho Vem Aí           
12 - Vitoriosa
13 - Romântica
14 - Três Temas De Amor

Omar Izar's a Brazilian musician who has plenty of story to tell. At 74, the harmonic of the city of Sao Paulo Avai was the subject of the documentary "Always in My Heart" from director Andrea Pasquini. The work focuses basically the career of harp player and bar that Omar has to "friends of good music."

A striking and exciting passage of the documentary is the story of Omar explaining why he stayed for nearly a decade without being present. The harmonica player decided to open a library, as expressed in the documentary, "spreading the culture of books."

The story of Omar is rich in detail and - we say - to be confused with the history of the harmonica in Brazil. After Edu da Gaita, harp player was the first Brazilian to become professional and able to live solely from the instrument. Moreover, some say that Omar was the first Brazilian harmonica player performing in a foreign country.

Speaking of foreign countries, Omar has performed in France, Portugal and seven other nations, rooting themselves for three years in the United States, where she performed in the best theaters, pubs, nightclubs, and also recorded albums for record companies and London Columbia.

Among the songs that were hits, the highlights are "A Brazilian in New York" and "Welcome to Brazil." The song "Gone" was recorded by Ed Ames, with English lyrics by Michael Vaughan. After more than 40 years, Omar Izar returned to recording.

Omar began his career alongside another great musician and, at the time, a promising talent: it was Pedrinho Mattar, who died in February 2007 and one of the greatest pianists in Brazil. Invited to perform in theaters, played together with the maestro Gao Gurgel songs difficult to perform, including "The Flight of the Beetle" by Rimsky Korsacov, "Hora Staccato" by Dinic and "Turkish March" by Mozart.

With prestige, Omar became the special guest of the most important television programs of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, possessing, in the TV Tupi and Culture, exclusive programs. Record TV, for example, Omar participated for 40 weeks of the "Grand Union Show," a best audience at the time.

More recently he was in other major television programs, among them that of Hebe Camargo, in SBT, and "Programa do Jô" in the Globe. Well recorded a special Brazil's TV Cultura. In theater, she starred alongside comedian's Jose Vasconcelos show "The Bagpipe Who Laughs," and participated in the recording of soundtracks for films, highlighting the film's "Gimba" where, in company with the violinist Baden Powell, released O Morro "by Carlos Lyra.

In addition to presentations in major venues and busy Sao Paulo SESC presentations on the network, Omar traveled the entire country performing in theaters, bars or sharing the stage with great names of Brazilian music, as Cauby Peixoto, Lúcio Alves, Silvio Caldas , Elizeth Cardoso, among others.

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