Brazilian Music Board Of Music

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Brazilian music

The variety of Brazilian music is created by its open-minded way to be inspired by external influences. It combines traditional and modern elements and developed since the year 1500. In Portugal, it was developed by colonialization and therefore bears African music traditions, because a large part of the African population descends the African slaves are.

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Tradition and modernity

The variety of Brazilian music is created by its open-minded way to be inspired by external influences. It combines traditional and modern elements and developed since the year 1500. In Portugal, it was developed by colonialization and therefore bears African music traditions, because a large part of the African population descends the African slaves are.

Characteristic features

Syncoped rhythms and the strong emphasis on the percussion are characteristic characteristics of Brazilian music. Polyrhythmics, Call and Response and short improvisations are also included. The rhythmic basic pattern titled Afro Clave is typical. At Baião rhythm, two musicians try to overrupt each other with increased rhythm.

Instrument

Clave woods, the double bell Agogô and the Cowbell are typical instruments of Brazilian music. Drum music, hands clapping and singing also reflect religions from Latin America. Further instruments are the Musikbogen Berimbau in three different pitches, the Pandeiro and the Xekerê. The Viola Sertarnja is a guitar that works much like the embolada. Batuque drums like the Ilús and the Xequerês, but also the ATABAQUE related to the Conga can be found in Brazilian music. A solo drum is the depths. From Portugal, seven-string guitars, mandolins, flutes, the Cavaquinho and the Pandeiro. Indigenous origin are shake instruments such as Marcás and Caxixis, but also flutes and pipes.

Styles

The Samba from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are the most famous styles from Brazil. The Bossa Nova combines Samba and jazz elements since the 1950s and 1960s. Samba-Reggae from Bahia developed in the 1980s and also the Pernambucos is very popular. He connects funk, hip hop and electronic music with the regional music traditions. Art music and pop music are also different in Brazilian music. So you are called ‘Música Erudita’ and ‘Música Popular’. The latter is not understood as youth culture, but heard of all ages. Carnival in Rio de Janeio and São Paulo as centers of the Brazilian entertainment industry is also a center for the Samba, which was developed around 1920.

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