Beija-Flor - Hummingbird (Kiss Flower)

In my twenties I spent many hours singing the most beautiful Brazilian songs from the Rainforest. Funnily enough I discovered them when I took a rickshaw ride in Holland and the dutch person driving was singing one of the songs. Talk about fate!

I was hooked for ten years. Then I stopped singing them as life changed direction and danced to a different rhythm and they slept in my heart. Now they’re awakening once more and I’m excited to sing them again and play them on the harp.

These songs take some influence from Catholicism and while I’m not religious in the traditional sense of the word, I can appreciate their power and magic. Once I get wrapped up in the melody I spiral high and forget everything else. These tunes mesmerise me.

My religion is Love and these songs are full of love, healing, hummingbirds, nature, spirits of the forest, motherly vibrations and divine beings like angels and The Queen of the Sea (Mamãe Yemanjá).

It’s funny I’ve got a Celtic heritage and I’m singing songs from far away lands, lands where I’ve never been before but they changed my life back then and I love singing them so much. I’m looking forward to sharing them with you in my style (much slower and gentler than the originals). I feel called to. The world needs healing songs right now.

This one’s called Hummingbird…it’s one of my favourites. Yay!

É Beija, é Beija-Flor
Que minha Mãe me entregou
Para afastar as doenças
De quem for merecedor

Meu Mestre está comigo
Pois ele é meu amor
É no céu e na terra
Jesus Cristo Salvador

Oh meu Juramidam
Foi Ele quem me mandou
Para relembrar lembranças
Da salvação do amor

Meu Mestre está comigo
Mesmo aqui aonde estou
É a glória do meu Pai
Jesus Cristo Redentor

Eu digo tá, eu digo tá
Eu digo tá e aqui estou
Eu não me esqueço, eu só me lembro
Do meu Mestre Ensinador

Pad. Sebastião