Brazilian Music on the Web
Brazilian music is
full of passion, of sentiment, of joy. It is the result of a long simmering mix of heritage from AmerIndian, Portuguese and African sources meeting global influences to create a magical,
mystical music. Yet it is the constant search for new forms within Brazil's diverse
musical heritage that most captivates us and influences musicians around the world.
Wherever you go in Brazil there is always the music. Whether it is the
from percussion instruments at a street corner or a sophisticated discussion of the
current year's Carnival songs, the culture shares a common inspiration through their
UpTo.com.br || English
Brazilian Music magazine updated weekly with lots of pics interviews, news, and CD reviews.
CD's and lots of historical content. Brought to you by MangoTree and Brazil On line whose mission is "Preserving and propagating Brazilian Culture incentivating and promoting its artists."Maria-Brazil.org || Music & Folklore || Brazilian-American Sheila Thomson's is constantly improving and growing her Culture of Brazil web site which she began in '95. Her music section is now among the web's best and is enhanced with Real Audio. World Music Webzines (with Brazilian Presence) Fuzzlogic.com|| Luna Kafé|| LunaKafé@fuzzlogic.com
A leading e-zine dedicated to world music and moonthly publication ( on all 13 full moons of the year). The Brazilian archives feature nearly thirty articles submitted over the last three years (the first was published on the "full moon night of 11/25/96" Consider becoming a Lune Cafe contributor besides being read you could eventually expect CD's to be sent to you directly by record promoters. Operated by the Norwegians Knut Tore Breivik and Håvard Oppøyen.
Classical music, classy site.
A nice looking webzine all about the music scene in Brazil.
List of Links
New and fast growing webguide. List maintenance is by webmasterChris McGowan who authored the just updated book on Brazilian music The Brazilian Sound at amazon.com with A must for your library, widely considered the best book on the subject yet published (Temple University Press, 1998)
Latin American Music Web Resources by lanic.utexas.edu
Cade is the yahoo of Brazil just like carnaval.com is the Yahoo for Carnivals.
Bossa Nova & Tropicalismo
Bossa Nova was introduced to the world as ultra-cool modern samba through the classic 1959 movie Black Orpheus.
mixes progressive rock, bossa nova and other jazz-based styles, Brazilian country folk music, and some kind of Classical music such as Medieval or baroque. The Beatles was the greatest influencer of Clube da Esquina.
Milton Nascimento wins Grammy for Nascimento
A roda will usually commence with a ladainha (litany).
These songs may be improvised on the spot, but are often famous songs written by an earlier mestre. After the ladainha has been sung, the same singer will usually sing the chulas. The chorus repeats each line of the chula after it has been sung. Finally, corridos will be sung while the game is playing. In most rodas anyone can sing a corrido, though most often they will be sung by the members of the group playing instruments, the bateria.
Maracatu (Maracatu nação/Maracatu rural)
Today there are around 20 nações operating in the cities of Recife and Olinda. Although one or two have an unbroken line of activity going back to the 1800’s, most have been set up in recent decades. Each year they perform during the Carnival period in Recife and Olinda. Maracatu Nação Pernambuco, while not a traditional maracatu, was primarily responsible for introducing the genre to overseas audiences in the 1990s.
Maracatu rural is also known as maracatu de baque solto, maracatu de orquestra, and maracatu de trombone. It is rooted in the Pernambucan interior and evolved in the early 20th century as a fusion of pre-existing forms of Carnival revelry. It is considered to be Afro-indigenous in origin. Its members, typically sugarcane workers, are involved with the native-influenced Catimbó religion. Maracatu rural has a high participation rate with dozens of groups operating all over the state.
Jazz by James
If you're less than 13 try www.cyberkids.com || Drums.org
Drums Not Guns - Drumming for World Peace is a NGO devoted to stopping violence among our youth through the power of percussion.
Sony represents many of Brazil's most important artists
Broad group of artists many w/ AU sound files which require no plug-in and can be replayed like a juke box following download
Pixinguinha, Dolores Duran, Cartola, Jackson do Pandeiro, Benito De Paula, Angela maria, Elisete Cardoso and others
DCI.org || Store
Drum Corps International a good model for introducing Brazilian Festival Arts into USA higher education
DrumLink.com || Drum! magazine's website
Great resource for Drummergirls and Women who persevere
Q: What's the best way to confuse a drummer? A: Put a sheet of music in front of him.
Radio Shows around the World
Some Brazilian Stations on the web: || || 97 FM || Band FM || Ipanema || Jovem Pan || Maringá FM || Mix FM || XFM
Brazilian Shows by psg.com || mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Including Australia, Germany, Japan & France
Brazil Radio in the USA by brazzil.com
Words to the Songs
Saudosa Maloca || mailto: Warren Charles Kennell
Lyrics to 77 songs and links to sites with more
Arquivo MPB || || maito: José Alexandre Campoe
Find the words to thousands of songs from nearly 150 Brazilian artists here on this University of South Florida server.
On-Line Music Stores: Brazilian
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Last update: Mar 2011