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This is not a CD. Urubububu is an enjoyable toy, a way of sharing with our children the most beautiful phase of live, the enchantment of discovery. Elizabeth Woolley is an artist that preserved in herself the marvelous music of childhood through her path. Now, with her son all grown up, she found, among nephews and nieces and pets, the fable that she needed to send an important message to parents and educators: ecology, sustainability, social responsibility and any form of awareness go through solidarity, love and tolerance, ah, and preferably through music as well!


Marcílio Godoi




Characteristics
A lot of musicality, influences from the Brazilian music in compositions and musical arrangements.
Elizabeth and the musical directors, with the intent of stimulating the child to appreciate good sounds worked a lot with acoustic and orchestral instruments.
In the first 14 tracks, only the songs are presented, without the story and the participation of the characters.

Musical arrangements put together with the smoothness and sensibility of Mané Silveira and Thiago Costa. Urubububu is an invitation for the child to stimulate his/her appreciation for sounds, awaking his/her imagination and curiosity to know what instruments were used during the musical.

The musical has lyrics with approaches focused on environmental responsibility and care with nature in a time of exaggerated consumption.

Special attention to “Cigarra Bailarina” (Cicada Ballerina), with a beautiful arrangement for wind instruments by Thiago Costa and participation of Giuliano Rosas (clarinet), Joel Geiseger (oboe), Alexandre da Silva Silvério (bassoon) and Mário Rocha (horn), as well as that of acoustic guitarist Pedro Simão.

The composition has a light and dancing melody. Its poetry reinforces the invitation to freedom, travelling in the sounds. “Since those who sing keep the wrongs away," as mentioned in Elizabeth’s lyrics.

Corujinha Ruru” (Little Owl Ruru), the singer of the night that makes its nest to guard the stars in the sky.
A light melody and the wonderful backing of Pedro Simão with the acoustic guitar. An inviting song with calm, travelling melody. An invitation to sit down and listen in silence.

Mané makes his special appearance as singer in the track “Lobo Zen” (Zen Wolf), a retired bad wolf, without any teeth, drinks coffee with milk, meditates and takes dance lessons. It has a light, childish touch in the beginning and, in the end, there is a mixture of Latin rhythms, with lots of percussion and the saxophone with interesting solos.

Jabuti Mimosa” (Cute Tortoise) starts in a mysterious atmosphere, with some touches of percussion, the flutes of Silveira and Léa Freire, and the oboe to transmit the sweetness in the sounds and the happiness in such a free and simple melody.

The Urubububu compositions help the child in the diffusion of values, from the human solidarity bonds and reciprocal tolerance to the adversities.

Urubububu
Opening. A song evocating nature, which describes each animal and their role in nature. In the following track, the narrator describes the beauty of the ecosystem and the beauty of life on the planet.

“Let’s put it all together and sing stories?” The narrator invites to sing stories, and comes the next track “Borboleta Azul” (Blue Butterfly), with such a sweet and simple melody, it is beautiful poetry, with simple compliments to the insect that brings a special color to nature.

Urubububu, the Vulture, the base of the story line, who dreams of becoming a singer, a nice smelling singer. But it has an important role in the ecological chain: it eats garbage and carrion for cleaning. After all, it is the "garbage collector of nature".

Ugly and clumsy, but persistent. “Urubububu” does not give up and seeks till the end, when it starts lessons with the frog and the green bird, and learns how to sing and becomes a nice smelling and finetuned singer.
All characters show solidarity for “Urubububu”. It looks for Cicada Ballerina and Zen Wolf and tries to learn with them until it meets the duet Green Bird and Frog and makes its first show, along with the duet, forming a trio: “Piu-Cró-Bu”.

Cicada Ballerina
“Sing to keep the wrongs away...(...) Turn around, dance, dance, and dance", the insect teaches the main character to dance and sing.

It presents itself to the main character. It tries to show solidarity to the wish of “Urubububu” to dance and sing. But it was not this time that the garbage collector of nature was able to sing.
Then Urubububu follows in search of the “singer of the night,” Little Owl Ruru.

Little Owl Ruru
Its way of teaching stimulates Urubububu not to give up on its dreams. It is surprised to hear from the main character about its dream of becoming a singer and gives it a perseverance message.
With all its patience, the Little Owl tries to stimulate the Vulture to have faith, patience and calm in order not to give up and fight for its dream.

And Urubububu follows the way of the stars...

Zen Wolf
An animal that is not violent anymore and teaches oriental mantras, practices meditation and takes dance lessons. Deals with the essence of the flowers and teaches it to be a “nice smelling vulture.”

Cute Tortoise
The character that made Urubububu aware that it needs to have a betterdiet.

Small Ant Janjao
A small insect that likes to give sweets. Urubububu is stimulated to try new flavors and a different diet.

Elephant Mami
Conscious, explains about the extinction of some animal species and about preservation of nature.

Green Bird and Frog
They form the forest singing duet “Cro-Piu”. When the Vulture is about to give up on learning how to sing, the frog and the green bird teach it to sing and, after some practice, Urubububu forms a trio with the musical duet.

“A dream that is dreamt together is reality!” So says the Frog in its lines.


Elizabeth Woolley