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Luiz Gonzaga

Artist Pages

...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...

Maracatu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Recife

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,500,000 (2003) Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco. It is the biggest capital city in the northeastern region of Brazil, boasts the second-largest port in Brazil...

Northeast Brazil

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...