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Bumba-Meu-Boi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bumba-meu-Boi is a folk dance and pageant in northeastern Brazil. It is one of Brazil’s most aesthetically and socially significant folguedos (traditional street festivals), involving community participation in music, poetry...

Ciranda

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Ciranda is a Brazilian song and dance genre characterized by the formation of a large circle of dancers. In the state of Pernambuco, where it takes its typical form, ciranda is danced and sung to the sound of the slow and repeated rhythm...

Dobrado

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dobrado is a term popularly used in Brazil to refer to musical compositions within the marcha genre, performed predominantly by instrumental ensembles known as bandas, bandas de música (music bands) or bandas de coreto (gazebo or bandstand...

Embolada

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Embolada is a popular musical genre of the Brazilian North-east, typical of the coastal zones but also found in the backlands (sertão). One of its defining features is its poetical structure, which takes the form of a stanza with lines...

Cantoria-de-Viola

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Cantoria-de-viola is a form of sung poetry centered on a poetical-musical duel between two performers, the great majority male, accompanied by the viola (a guitar-like instrument) or other instrument. It is part of the rich oral tradition...

Chamego/Xamego

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chamego, also spelled xamego (both pronounced in the same way), is closely associated with the accordionist from the north-east of Brazil, Luiz Gonzaga, who introduced the music to Rio de Janeiro, then Brazil’s capital city, in 1941. It may...

Frevo

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Frevo is a dance music genre that emerged in association with street carnival in the early twentieth century in the cities of Recife and Olinda, in the northeastern State of Pernambuco, Brazil. The word is a variation of the Portuguese verb...

Gilberto Gil

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...Though Gilberto Gil began as a bossa nova musician, his career saw him play a pivotal role in the development of post-bossa nova urban musical genres and he would link them with political activism. Born in 1942 in Salvador, Brazil...

Mangue

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term mangue generally is used to refer to a musical scene that emerged in Recife, Pernambuco (located in northeastern Brazil), in the early 1990s and became popular for fusing local folk music and culture with global musical styles....

Maracatu

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...A maracatu is an Afro-Brazilian performance group and popular organization rooted in the north-east of Brazil, mainly in the neighboring cities of Recife and Olinda in the state of Pernambuco. For these groups, music and dance are very...