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  Samba and the Music of Brazil
In the sixties, Brazil was politically divided, and the leftist musicians of bossa nova started to gather attention to the music made in the favelas.
Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music invented in the late 1950s by a group of middle-class students and musicians living in the Copacabana and Ipanema beachside districts of Rio de Janeiro.
The musical and political influence of Caetano Veloso (born August 7, 1942) is embedded deeply in Brazilian history.
www.travel-amazing-southamerica.com /samba.html   (1430 words)

  
 Brazil: National Geographic World Music
Brazil is a country overflowing with music from every corner, and there is a deep connection between Brazilians and their music.
Among Brazil's most celebrated colonial-era forms were the lundu and the maxixe, both steeped in African tradition with dance elements viewed as erotic and indecent, but which (of course) became increasingly popular as they climbed the social ladder to acceptance by the middle class.
In Brazil's northeastern state of Ceará there is an entirely different lifestyle and climate, with a vast arid desert known as the sertão, and a distinct musical and dance style commonly known as forró;.
worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com /worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/brazil_9   (1219 words)

  
  Music in Brazil
The earliest music in what is now Brazil must have been that of the native peoples of the area.
Northeastern Brazil is known for a distinctive form of literature called literatura de cordel, which are a type of ballads that include elements incorporated into music as repentismo, an improvised lyrical contest on themes suggested by the audience.
The music serves as the backdrop for parade groups that evolved out of ceremonies conducted during colonial times in honour of the Kings of Congo, who were African slaves occupying symbolic leadership positions among the slave population.
www.justbrazil.org /brazil/brazil-music.asp   (1852 words)

  
  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Music of Brazil
Strong influences on the music of Brazil come from Africa, India, Portugal and the natives of the Amazon rainforest and of other parts of the country.
Northeastern Brazil is known for a distinctive form of literature called literatura de cordel, which are a type of ballads that include elements incorporated into music as repentismo, an improvised lyrical contest on themes suggested by the audience.
Another form of regional folk music, bumba-meu-boi, was popularized by the Carnival celebrations of Parintins and is now a major part of the Brazilian national scene.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Brazilian_music   (1881 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Music of Brazil
Strong influences on the music of the South American country Brazil include musical forms from Africa, from India, from Portugal and from the natives of the Amazon rainforest[?] and of other parts of Brazil.
It was a musical retelling of the story of a resurrected ox.
By the mid-1830s a form of dance and music called the lundu[?] had developed among slaves, and it quickly spread to the white middle-class.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/mu/Music_of_Brazil   (382 words)

  
 MHSchool: McGraw-Hill Music 2005
Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world, ranking just behind the United States.
In Brazil, music is everywhere—on the streets, in cafés and bars, in houses and work places, on the beaches, in the mountains, and in the barrio.
This music was in form and spirit folk music, and it developed out of traditional folk elements, but it became massively popular throughout Brazil and throughout the world.
www.mhschool.com /music/2005/teacher/teachingideas/folk/braz/index.html   (1364 words)

  
 Music of Brazil at AllExperts
Strong influences on the music of Brazil come from all parts of the world but there's a regional music very popular with influence from Africa, Europe, the natives of the Amazon rainforest and of other parts of the country.
During the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century, the classical music in Brazil was strongly influenced by the music style practiced in Europe, particularly the Viennese classical style.
The music serves as the backdrop for parade groups that evolved out of ceremonies conducted during colonial times in honour of the Kings of Congo, who were African slaves occupying symbolic leadership positions among the slave population.
en.allexperts.com /e/m/mu/music_of_brazil.htm   (2250 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Music in Brazil : Experiencing Music, Expressing ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Music in Brazil is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series.
Music in Brazil covers a wide spectrum of this music, including samba, bossa nova, Tropicalia, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira); regional traditional and popular music; Brazilian rock, rap, and electronica; and such genres as sertaneja (similar to country-and-western music) and brega (sentimental pop).
Music in Brazil is organized around four themes: unity, diversity, cosmopolitanism, and verbal artistry.
www.amazon.ca /Music-Brazil-Experiencing-Expressing-Culture/dp/0195166841   (707 words)

  
 Consulate General of Brazil - Brazilian Music
Brazil's origins - the Indians with their reed flutes, the Portuguese with their singers and viola players, and the Africans with their many thrilling rhythms - make it a musical country.
Schools of music existed in Bahia in the early 17th century and religious music was played in churches throughout the colony.
Brazil's popular music developed parallel to its classical music and it also united traditional European instruments - guitar, piano, and flute - with a whole rhythm section of sounds produced by frying pans, small barrels with a membrane and a stick inside (cuícas) that make wheezing sounds, and tambourines.
www.brazilsf.org /culture_music_eng.htm   (1142 words)

  
 Music Courses in Brazil
Music in Brazil is everywhere – it can be found in a complex rhythmic pattern beaten out by an old man with his fingers on a cafe table, or, rolling down in the thundering beat of samba echoing from the hills around Rio in the months leading up to Carnival.
Music is a passport to happiness for Brazilians, an escape from everyday frustrations and (for most) a hard and difficult material life.
Music is part of the Brazilian soul, and rhythm is in the way people speak, in the way they walk, and in the way they play soccer.
www.travellersworldwide.com /12-brazil/12-brz-music.htm   (2140 words)

  
 The Spirit of Samba: Black Music of Brazil Standard Release DVD - MovieWeb
The music and dance of samba has gained international predominance in a little more than a century.
The word itself means "party" and found life when ex-slaves of Bahia moved to the cities, bringing their style of music and dance.
This video is a celebrated tour of Brazil -- its people, its culture, and the schools of samba in preparation for Carnivale.
www.movieweb.com /dvd/release/71/11471/features.php   (252 words)

  
 Brazil - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Brazil began in Muncie, IN, around 2000, with a lineup that included brothers Nic and Jonathon Newby, Aaron Smith, Benjamin Hunt, Eric Johnson, and Scott Freeman.
Eventually their persistence paid off, and Brazil secured a deal with Fearless, who issued the Dasein EP in autumn 2002.
Brazil returned with The Philosophy of Velocity in October 2006, their first for Immortal.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/982/Brazil/1006488.html   (187 words)

  
 Brazil Travel - Culture - Music
Brazilian music is strongly influenced from all parts of the world, but there are very popular music styles influenced by African and European forms, by the native music of the Amazon rainforest and that of other parts of Brazil itself.
The earliest known descriptions of music in Brazil date from 1578, when Jean de Léry, a French Calvinist pastor, published 'Histoire d'un voyage faict en la terre du Brésil, autrement dite Amérique' (Journey to the Land of Brazil, also called America).
During the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century, the classical music in Brazil was strongly influenced by the music style practiced in Europe, particularly the Viennese classical style.
www.braziltravel.com /culture/music   (673 words)

  
 MPB BPM in Brazil - Music - British Council - Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Musica Popular Brasileira - British Popular Music in Brazil (MPB – BPM) is British Council Brazil`s interpretation of the Council`s global Roots Music Strategy, which focuses on music with something to say about contemporary, multicultural Britain.
In March and April 2003, British Council Brazil in partnership with SESC São Paulo staged five concerts in São Paulo and Curitiba, in the ambitious ‘MPB - BPM 3 - The Scotland Brazil Edition’.
Musical styles ranged from the romantic ballad The Day She Called Up the First Teardrop, composed specially for the group by David Paul Jones to the foot-stomping Pé Quebrado by Thomas Rohrer, which featured an unforgettable duo between Thomas on the rabeca and Shetlander Chris Stout on the fiddle.
www.britishcouncil.org /arts-music-broadcast-mpb-bpm-brazil.htm   (394 words)

  
 A2Z Languages ~ Music ~ Dance ~ Brazil ~ Study And Learn Portuguese
Brazilian dances and music, such as the samba, baião, bossa nova, and lambada, are known by millions all over the world.
The Portuguese brought from Europe vocal music such as ballads, romantic songs, church music, children’s songs, and lullabies, which were sung using the scales and harmonies common in Europe then.
The African musical influence is very strong in Brazil and is found in the instruments, rhythms, and dances that are enjoyed there.
www.a2zlanguages.com /brazil/brazil_music_dance.htm   (480 words)

  
 Brazil Places: Music in Brazil
Local music in the country draws its influences from the different cultures in the country mainly native Amerindians, African and Portuguese influences.
Music here is usually accompanied by dance and is a major source of entertainment at nightclubs, during football matches and festivals.
Samba is a type of Afro-Brazilian music that developed originated from Rio and became popular due to being part of the Carnaval festivities.
www.brazilplaces.com /brazilian_music.html   (223 words)

  
 Brazil Travel Guide: for your Brazilian Holidays
Brazil has the world’s largest rainforest and river (the Amazon), the biggest waterfalls of the world (Iguassu), the hugest American concentration of wild life (the Pantanal), the longest tropical beach coast of the world, or the biggest world popular street festival (the Carnival).
The intensity with which they live the music, or their sympathy, is legendary and truly remarkable.
Exoticism, music, dance, cuisine, condomble, optimism, companionship and a permanent parade of ceremonies and events inscribed in a mixture of Catholicism and African religions are Salvador da Bahia trade mark.
www.brazil-travel-guide.com   (1061 words)

  
 Music in Brazil
Brazilians are among the most musical people on the planet, and music is undoubtedly the most highly developed art form here.
Star of many musicals of the period, she was known for her fiery Latin temperament and her ‘fruity’ costumes.
It was a musical response to other modernist movements of the 1950s and 1960s such as Cinema Novo and the Brazilian modern architecture of Oscar Niemeyer et al.
crab.rutgers.edu /~goertzel/MusicinBrazil.html   (1465 words)

  
 Piracy is music to Brazil's tecno scene - USATODAY.com
Belem is also home to one of Brazil's most thriving pop scenes: tecnobrega, a musical movement that's expanding exponentially thanks to musicians and producers who see copying as a marketing tool rather than intellectual property theft.
Brazil's National Anti-Piracy Association dismisses tecnobrega as an insignificant movement that makes light of piracy, which it says costs the Brazilian economy two million jobs a year and $15 billion in lost tax revenues.
Brazil is one of the world's biggest markets for music theft, with more one billion tracks illegally downloaded each year, according to the London-based International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
www.usatoday.com /tech/world/2007-10-19-brazil-techno-piracy_N.htm   (1025 words)

  
 Brazilian Dance and Music - Hip Brazil: Everything Brazil
Under the influence of the many cultures of the immigrants that settled in Brazil, the variety of rhythms and dances that have been born in this country is more than one can count.
Starting with the native ritual music that later the Portuguese Jesuits made suitable to their liturgies, to the percussive beats of the Africans, Brazil received many great cultural influences that helped shape it's unique fusion.
Music that expresses sentiment of nativism and nationalism.
www.hipbrazil.com /dance.html   (494 words)

  
 Forro & Baiao: Music from Brazil's Northeast
Bring together an accordion, a triangle and a zabumba bass drum and you're ready to play forró, the lively dance music from Brazil's Northeast.
Forró is a generic name for northeastern Brazilian music styles such as baião, xaxado, chamego ("xamego"), coco, and xote, and is used by some to signify a certain variation of the baião, the rhythm and genre popularized by Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989).
Accordionist Dominguinhos, singer Elba Ramalho and the Trio Nordestino are popular interpreters of forró, while MPB artists such as Alceu Valenca and Geraldo Azevedo meld forró and musica nordestina with rock, blues, reggae, and bossa nova.
www.thebraziliansound.com /music2/forro.htm   (109 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Includes CD (Global Music Series): John P. Murphy: ...
Music in Brazil is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series.
Music in Brazil covers a wide spectrum of this music, including samba, bossa nova, Tropicalia, and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira); regional traditional and popular music; Brazilian rock, rap, and electronica; and such genres as sertaneja (similar to country-and-western music) and brega (sentimental pop).
Music in Brazil is organized the themes of unity, diversity, cosmopolitanism, and verbal artistry.
www.amazon.com /Music-Brazil-Experiencing-Expressing-Culture/dp/0195166841   (1066 words)

  
 Brazil Travel Guide - Music of Brazil
It was carried to Brazil during the three centuries of slavery, and it meant to pray and to call upon the spirits of the Gods and ancestors of the people.
Born in the 1950's, this music replaced samba as the national musical style, with its' smooth romantic and laid back melodies.
Choro music includes a lot of improvisation and freedom and is usually instrumental, using such instruments as the piano, saxophone, flute and guitar.
www.braziltravelinformation.com /brazil_culture_music.htm   (474 words)

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