SAMBA, BOSSA NOVA AND OTHER BRAZILIAN MUSIC
Brazilian music is more than just samba. It is also the bossa-nova, the tropicalism, and the many present forms of popular music, exploring new rhythms and sounds, with performers such as Maria Bethania, Elis Regina, Ivete Sangalo, Milton Nascimento, Elba Ramalho, Djavan, Ivan Lins, Marisa Monte, Elis Regina, etc, etc. And the forró and the frevo, from the northeast. And the chorinho (little tears), from Rio de Janeiro, combining guitars, flutes, percussions, in a tender style. And lambada, a sensual and fast-paced style, that has attained international projection and extreme success some years ago. And more, much more…
Brazil has an extremely powerful variety of musical rhythms and sounds. It’s an old cliché to say that Brazilians have music in their heart, or that they are the most musical people of the world. But that is almost fatal. To Brazilians, any occasion is suited for music.
You will find music and dance at many unexpected street corners, or beaches. Brazilians love music, and there is a really great Brazilian music, integrating many influences - African, Indian, European, and more recently Anglo-American or Caribbean. Brazilian music is intrinsically popular.
See, for more information:
- Live music in the major Brazilian cities
- Rio de Janeiro
- Bahia (Salvador)
- Sao Paulo
- The Samba music
- Bossa Nova Music
- New sounds
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