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Like a speck of mist in the midafternoon sky, the wonderful harmonics of any tune -or, song- we like, can surely bring a moment of joy to one's state of being. (Kupitero)

"It's better to be cheerful than to be sad...Happiness is the best thing that exist...It's like that with the light from the heart...But to make a beautiful samba it's necessary - a bit of sadness... a bit of sadness is necessary or you won't make a samba. To make a samba is not to tell a joke...who makes a samba like that is not serious...The samba is a kind of prayer....Because samba is sadness with swing and sadness always has a hope...Sadness always has a hope...of one day not being sad anymore."

  - Vinicius de Moraes

Let's keep it simple...relax and enjoy!!!

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Some of the Brasilian artists featured above:

  • Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim/ Vinicius de Moraes/ Toquinho

  • Milton Nascimento/ Chico Buarque de Hollanda/ Eumir Deodato

  • Caetano Veloso/ Ze Renato/ Ivan Lins/ Dolores Duran

  • Gal Costa/ Newton Mendonca/ Carlinhos Lyra/ Djavan

  • Roberto Menescal/ Ronaldo Boscoli/ Johnny Alf (Alfredo Jose da Silva)

  • Marcos Valle & Paolo-Sergio Valle

 

Selected non-Brasilian artists featured below:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto/ Chick Corea/ Kurt Weill/ The Corrs

  • Pat Metheny/ Jean-Luc Ponty/ Miles Davis/ Fleetwood Mac

  • Led Zeppelin/ Joni Mitchell/ Quincy Jones/ Procol Harum

  • Jean-Michel Jarre

(for better playback, please close pop-up window from Brasilian Midi before making any selection here)

 ...more to come in upcoming updates...more genre and artists.


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The Sounds of Brasil

SAMBA-CANCAO - precursor to what will eventually become bossa nova.  Tremendously popular in the 40s, it was a basic blend of Brasilian percussion instruments and the European song structure.

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BOSSA NOVA - popularized in the late 50's and early 60's by Joao Gilberto and the maestro, Tom Jobim.  The duo  of poet, Vinicius de Moraes and Jobim, with their world-renowned "Garota de Ipanema", catapulted bossa nova as a new music genre.

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TROPICALIA - the term came from a song, 'Tropicalia' by Bahian, Caetano Veloso.  Also, music from Bahians who condemned the military dictatorship in Brasil in the late 60s. Maria Bethania, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Torcuato Neto and Tomze formed the core 'tropicalistas'.

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MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) - an offshoot of bossa nova that became popular among the students -- popular "university" music.  Elis Regina, Nara Leao, Chico Buarque, Ze Keti, Toquinho, Jorge Ben became household names in Brasil.

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AX» - a fusion of samba and reggae with a twist of pop-rock.  A 'brand' given to artists from Salvador (Northeast of Bahia) Very popular with the young and hip.  Daniela Mercury, Olodum, Chico Cesar as well as the enigmatic, Carlinhos Brown are popular names.

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CHORO - mostly instrumental music using a mix of traditional Brasilian -including the cavaquinho- and classical instruments.  Played since the 19th century by public servants in Rio.  Now,  occasionally blended with samba or MPB to give it a contemporary flavor.

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