The Tribute — Reaching Back and Looking Ahead

RUM CAKE (COM AÇÚCAR, COM AFETO) We open this salute to Chico Buarque with "Rum Cake," (Com açúcar, com afeto, 1966) the first of what would be many songs Chico wrote from a woman's point of view.  Nara Leão requested this one, perhaps on behalf of all the women waiting for their man to come stumbling home, slurring lame apologies. She knows he’s out there having what might pass for the time of his life, [...]