Creator of music known for its accentuated regional flavors, Dorival Caymmi helped project Brazilian Popular Music (known as “MPB”) and Brazil itself on an international level. The author of classics such as O que é que a baiana tem? (“What is it about the Bahian woman?”), Samba da minha terra (“Samba from my land”) and Saudade da Bahia (“Nostalgia of Bahia”), he earned the admiration and applause of even the demanding Brazilian critics and intellectuals.
The album Caymmi – Som, Imagem, Magia represents an important record of the author's life and work. With research and text by Marília Barbosa and Vera de Alencar and a preface by Jorge Amado, the book also features a detailed biography, enriched by photos from the period and paintings from Caymmi himself.
The two records that come with Caymmi – Som, Imagem, Magia also feature a presentation by Jairo Severiano and 22 songs, two of which were never-before-heard. There are also testimonials by his friends Jorge Amado, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso and Carybé, in addition to those by the artist himself, who talks about his memories and songs.
Launched originally in 1985 with distribution outside commerce, the album arrived to stores in 1996 in its second edition with two CDs.