Translation into English by Ana Claudia T. (https://www.facebook.com/tom.brazil.16)
0:02 Brazil has a geographical form of a heart.
0:16 Every Brazilian has this heart.
0::25 Music goes from one soul to another.
0:34 Birds speak through music: they have heart.
0:48 Everything that we feel in life is felt within our hearts.
1:02 The heart is life's metronome.
1:13 And there are many people who forget this.
1:21 Exactly what humanity needs most is a metronome.
1:31 If there was someone who could implant a metronome at the highest point on earth, perhaps we would be closer to peace
1:52 because people misunderstand each other.
2:02 Races and peoples live without a compass , because they don't remember the metronome they hold in their bodies: the heart.
2:17 It was fated by God, Who concede to Brazil, its geometrical form of a heart.
2:34 And there's a pulsating rhythm within our peoples, especially those from the northeastern Brazilian region: this sense of rhythm, heart, this unit of movement, this sensitive metronome.
3:01 My friends, this thought made me a musician.
3:10 This is the reason I became a deep and eternal slave of Brazil's life and things.
3:29 And, since I don't have any special gifts for speaking or writing, but I do have a gift for sound and rhythm, I transcribe in sounds and rhythms this crazy love for my nation.
4:01 This is my presentation .
4:04 This is, in principle, the justification of all I have been doing for Brazil until (my age) today.
4,20 I apologize to everyone for talking a little about my life in relation to Brazil
4:32 But it's necessary. That might be useful to the young people
4:41 in the case they follow the same track, the same destiny God has given to me.
4:52 Never in my life I sought for culture, erudition or knowledge or even wisdom in books, doctrines, theories or orthodox forms.
5:16 Never! Because my only book was Brazil. Not the map of Brazil in front of me, but this country's land, where I place my feet, where I feel, where I walk.
5:39 Each man I meet in Brazil represents an aesthetic form in my musical conception.
5:51 Each bird that sings to my ears is a theme that joins other themes, invisible and abstract themes that become sonorous physical form, form of music, art.
6:25 Art that is free as our nature. An independent art, just like the birds of Brazil. Sentimental art as are the men of our land.
6:43 My music is a reflex of sincerity.
6:51 In the beginning, I suffered, naturally, with those who were clinging to tradition.
7:06 Those who could not even find themselves; those who have never looked at the mirror of their consciousness, searching for the physiognomy of their own race.
7:23 Brazil spent a lot of time, my friends, many years imitating, copying others.
7:40 But, thank God, Brazil looked for or found by chance a mirror: the reflex of a huge nation's reality. They realized that could never be themselves unless doing it their way, without imitating anybody.
8:15 And this was done not only with ordinary things like fashion, but also in literature. Let's see the poets, for instance, the Parnassians or even modern poets. Some paintings, ancient and modern art works. Let's see the sculpture, which is so significant in Brazil like no other art.
8:55 Brazilians found themselves, they found their own way. Brazil finds its way. Unfortunately, our population is small if compared to the large extension of our land, but Brazilians find their way. And this is so in accordance with my life's penitence.
9:20 I'm ever more glad to be Brazilian. My justification is not a civic statement. No, I don't believe so. I am just a sincere artist . With the success, achievement, happiness and victory of my artistic career, I scream /speak out loud to our great people that the more one is Brazilian with his heart, his soul, vibration, the more one will contribute to be useful in the concept of the great nations and civilizations.
10:22 I am content, because I am close to end of my life, I feel perfectly that Brazil has found its path.It doesn't matter the political, social, and economical problems, Brazil finds itself.
10:47 I followed music. If my own example serves you, all my compatriots do the same, be free, remember your heart, remember that our heart is the metronome of the reality.
11:14 With it, you will have the economic reason of all things, the exact measure of our own life's reality. Remember that is the art that comes from heart to a heart, from a soul to another soul.
11:38 Also, music is the first art that leads to the other arts. I do not affirm it because I am a musician, no. Music has a positive power, let's say a biological power, it is therapy for the sick soul. Music is a comfort to the sufferer, a lullaby for the small children in the lap of their mothers, their fathers.