Cartola makes a wonderful appearance on the Ensaio TV show
– proving to be a perfect fit for the relaxed, intimate nature of the program! Given that most of Cartola's samba work of the 70s is already quite personal, the up
-close nature of Ensaio's filming only brings that aspect out even more – by offering strong focus on Cartola's face as he speaks and sings his tunes, shot in very muted black and white tones. A young Leci Brandao makes a vocal appearance on about a third of the tracks on the show
– and titles include "Preferencia", "Pensando Em Donga", "Alvorada", "Fita Meus Olhos", "Ao Amahecer", "Eu Sou Mangueira", and "Sim". DVD is 58 minutes, in black and white, in Portuguese.
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)