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...The music of Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury brought together the regional Afro-Caribbean axé idiom with Latin pop to create a new, internationally popular sound. Born in Salvador in 1965, Mercury grew up in a middle-class household...

—WR Studio (Brazil)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...WR Studio was founded in 1975 in Salvador, Bahia by ex-salesperson Wesley Rangel. Initially, it produced jingles from one mixing desk and two Akai tape recorders. In 1980, with the addition of an eight-track desk, it started recording local...

Axé-Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Axé-music is a hybrid genre from the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil that fuses the music typically performed on trios elétricos (trucks fitted with powerful sound systems and carrying music groups during Carnival...

Salvador

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 2,540,000 (2002); state -13,066,000 (2002) Salvador, whose full name is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (City of the Holy Savior on All Saints’ Bay), is the capital...