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Open the radio on a specially hot and dusty day, let the hot air whirl inside.
Now close your eyes and let imagination take you on a journey to Rio de Janeiro - to the rain forests, to the blue beaches, to the tropical rain pouring by surprise, to the enchanted small cafes by the beach playing Bossa-Nova.
This imaginary trip feels logical, possible and quite needed. Right?
Elisete did the trip the other way, and not in her imagination but for real.
From a beautiful tropical country to our desert heat. From a language that sounds like a song to every day talks that are all shouting. From the romantic Bossa-Nova to bare, crackling loudspeakers in the desert.
From Rio to Orient.
You have to be strong to survive the passage, you have to be optimistic to see the good, you have to be Elisete to make it an anthem for the Middle East!
Elisete is a super optimistic person, she is a strong woman and she has a sharp eye along with lots of love that helps her beautify what she sees.
She learns Arabic to blend naturally in the scenery and communicate with everyone at eye level.
She stands strong in the midst of the Middle Eastern turmoil, watches the whirlwind that is our life and in her eyes all is magic, love and mystery.
The videoclip created by Italian director Roby Laville captures all the mystery and grace in the song and wraps Elisete in a robe of images from past and present.
I am Carnaval, the ninth album was be released - In 'I am Carnaval', Elisete returns to her Brazilian roots in a vibrant Israeli perspective.
The urge for a Carnaval album in Hebrew stemmed from her shows in homes for people with special needs. Elisete saw that her music in Brazilian rhythms reaches directly to the hearts of the residents - even those who are completely enclosed in their own world - and they respond wonderfully because the communication is direct, from heart to heart.
Elisete turned this direct communication along with her love for people and music into happy songs that her audience sings with her already at the first hearing.
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Brazil used to be the perfect freedom fantasy for Israelis: sun, beaches, wildlife, beautiful people and lots of freedom, joy and music.
Recently we confined ourselves to Israel and it’s fun to have Elisete - both a Brazilian-Israeli singer and also a sharp-eyed Israeli patriot to remind us - Brazil is here!
Israel is filled with wonders - freedom, sun, beautiful people, mutual help, wonderful nature, good music and a lot of joy. All that is needed is a musical reminder from Elisete:
“My journey in this album is on the seam between Brazil and Israel and about how much they
are interconnected in me. I feel that the more I become Israeli I simultaneously become more Brazilian as well.
It is this paradox that I wrote ‘Brazil is here’ about. The song is accompanied by an amusing
clip with quite a few characters including ‘Shoshke’ by Zeev Engelmayer as the Girl from
Ipanema. I hope you will like it!”
So take a break from the race and go out dancing here in Israel because as Elisete says - 'Brazil is here' in the best possible sense.
Elisete works with determination and diligence in creating joy
for the use of everyone. That’s her.
Happy Song is a musical instruction manual that
Elisete wrote to help us rejoice.
What's good about Happy Song is that with six verses and
one catchy chorus Elisete gives a winning recipe for life.
Each advice is simple and easy to apply when taken to heart.
Since not everyone is consistently acting positively it’s good that such a song
comes and gives us a reminder.
To rejoice and not to be angry, to face difficulties without despair,
to be sober and not blurry, to choose positivity, warmth and family,
to choose our friends carefully, to accept every person as he is
and to be at peace.
It is so typical of Elisete to take so many tutorials for life,
distill them and dance us along the way.
For Elisete, everyone is equal and everyone should be a part of life,
so in the clip Elisete films in Jaffa as a symbol of coexistence
and hosts Sima - an older woman (Elisete calls her Simush)
who shows that dancing is possible and necessary at any age.
So take a break from the race and go out dancing because as
Elisete says in the song
'A happy life has very clear rules'.