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...As a singer-songwriter and visual artist, Dorival Caymmi provided a significant contribution to the birth of bossa nova in Brazil and its adjacent art forms. Born in Salvador in 1914, Caymmi began to perform on the radio in 1930....
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...While João Gilberto cannot be given the distinction of inventing the Brazilian bossa nova form, his participation in the genre provided aesthetic innovation that has helped it maintain its status in musical memory. Born in Bahia, Brazil...
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...Throughout his career, Chico Buarque’s music and literary compositions were constantly attacked and censored by the government of his native Brazil. Born in 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Buarque came from a family of academics and artists. His...
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...The so-called King of Latin Music, Roberto Carlos released a string of hits through the 1960s and maintained his status as one of Brazil’s most influential singers through the 1980s. Born in southern Brazil in 1941, Carlos had his leg...
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...Through the 1960s, the work of Erasmo Carlos helped to define the pop-rock sound of Brazilian popular music. Born in 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, by 1957 Carlos had joined the Sputniks. Prior to developing a solo career, Carlos became friends...

MPB

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The initials MPB, standing for ‘Música Popular Brasileira’ (Brazilian popular music), were used for the first time in the context of competitive music festivals organized by Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo television stations as of 1965....

Bossa Nova

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bossa nova developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the second half of the 1950s and was transformed into a musical movement that modernized Brazilian popular music. Thus, it acquired great historical importance and is seen by many...

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...

Brasília

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 240,000 (2000); metropolitan area – 1,760,000 (2000) Brasília, the capital city of Brazil, is located in the Distrito Federal, in the mid-west of the country. The proposal to establish the country’s...