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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...

Xaxado

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Xaxado is a song-and-dance form from the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco originally – and still predominantly – performed by men. Popular in some backlands areas of the state in the 1920s (Griz in Câmara Cascudo 2000...

Luiz Gonzaga

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...Part musician and part oral historian, Luiz Gonzaga helped to preserve northeastern Brazil’s native music and developed the baião genre. Born in 1912, Gonzaga was the son of a farmer and took up the accordion at the same time as he entered...

Banda de Pífanos

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The banda de pífanos (fife and drum band) is a traditional instrumental ensemble that has historically occurred throughout the north-east of Brazil, providing music for both religious and secular occasions of the caboclo (mixed Indian...

Northeast Brazil

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 47,741,711 (2000) The common definition of northeast Brazil covers the states of Maranhão, Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia and Sergipe, although the association of part...

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 182,032,604 (2003) Brazil is located in the central eastern part of South America, sharing boundaries with all the countries in the continent but Ecuador and Chile. It is a federal republic, comprising 26...