Mulheres e Cunhatãs

Album: Between Love and Luck (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • Sung in her native Portuguese, "Mulheres" means "women," and "Cunhatãs" is a name for "kids." Assad says the song is about "the power of woman."

    "I write about the women that are very important in my life, what they taught me about being a woman," she explains. "Mainly my mom, because she is my first model, and a lot of what she taught me is written in there." (Here's our full Badi Assad interview.)
  • In 1998, Assad contracted focal dystonia, which is a neurological condition that can cause its victims to lose control of certain muscle groups. The condition affected Assad's hand, leaving her unable to play guitar. It was around this time that she wrote the song. "The doctors told me maybe I would never play guitar again," she said. "So I had to really discover myself, to reinvent myself, and I wrote a lot about that and it became a lot of lyrics. 'Mulheres e Cunhatãs' came from that period where I had to discover the strength in me to survive the experience."

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