Brazil, one of the most precious places to me on this earth.
I was lucky enough to live in and out of Sao Paulo last year for a few months. Waking to papayas and acaí, trips to the padaria and through dense green jungly mountains, being shown a whole new world of music, rhythm and energy that is a complete contrast to what I had known before. I think that maybe explains at least a little of my fascination.
This one has been one of the hardest - how to squeeze this country into one hour? So many artists with so many gem tracks.
This mix is more about my favorite tracks than giving you a diverse 'unheard' selection.. this is only the beginning.
I’ll just have to do a part two!
Samba, Choro, Latin Jazz, Frevo, Bossanova, Tropicalia, and Forró are just a few of the styles of music you can find within Brazil’s rich, never-ending music offerings.
Musical History and Styles
The music of Brazil encompasses various regional musical styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as forró, repente, coco de roda, axé, sertanejo, samba, bossa nova, MPB, música nativista, pagode, tropicália, choro, maracatu, embolada (coco de repente), frevo, brega, modinha and Brazilian versions of foreign musical styles, such as rock, soul, hip-hop, disco music, country music, ambient, industrial and psychedelic music, rap, classical music, fado, and gospel.
Samba has become the best known form of Brazilian music worldwide, especially because of the country's carnival, although bossa nova, which had Antônio Carlos Jobim as one of its most acclaimed composers and performers, have received much attention abroad since the 1950s, when the song "Desafinado", interpreted by João Gilberto, was first released.
Indigenous and folk music
MPB (Popular Brazilian Music)
For more indepth information go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Brazil