Açaí Tree

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Forget about your problems and dance!


Hiding in the shadows
underneath the açaí tree
Sitting, resting, waiting,
gazing sad eyes
Blank stare onto flowing water,
deep waters of the sea
Dark curls flowing down,
unhappy brown eyes

There’s enough time to be sad
but now it is time to forget

La la la la la la la

An old man walks by
with a bengala in his hand
On his shoulder
a bright blue feathered creature
He stops to look at her
With concern he asks:
“Com licença? Você está bem?”
No answer
So he says


In the distance the drums of the bateria sound

[samba sounds from a bateria]

Nobody should be sad on carnaval
At carnaval there is no tristeza, only muita felicidade!

The old man and his macaw walk towards the sad girl
the beady eyes looking so curiously at her
and then the bird starts dancing the samba on the man’s shoulders
the old man laughs, “HA! even “João” knows how to party!”

He stretches out his hand
and gestures her to come with
Quer dar uma volta?
Let’s dance into the noite
A música é felicidade, música está do amor
Hesitation, but she smiles and takes his hand


La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la …..


from Citizen of the World, track released January 11, 2015
Music & lyrics by Joanne Smolders



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Exceptionally mesmerizing! Jo Sarah, a vocalist that takes you on a magical journey of ethnical sounds in the world. With her philosophical lyrics, her interesting choice of harmonies and uplifting danceable rhythms Jo Sarah intrigues with her authenticity. From intimate Surinamese ballads to groovy African/Brazilian rhythms, Jo Sarah will whisk you away. ... more

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