My list is leaning a little too much toward country or neo-country, but this is neither. Nascimento is from Brazil and sings in Portuguese, which is a quite different language than Spanish. Yet, it doesn’t matter that I don’t understand each word. His warm, passionate voice carries me along in a dream much like the one he describes in “Dream Merchant”:
I trade my dreams
for faith in motion
At the end of my journey
I want a stone path of joy
The entire CD is touched with an otherworldly feel that somehow blends with the Latin rhythms. The beat can best be described as a soft tango and his voice as spiritual. His music imparts a sense of hope and joy. How can anyone not want that?