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Dobrado

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dobrado is a term popularly used in Brazil to refer to musical compositions within the marcha genre, performed predominantly by instrumental ensembles known as bandas, bandas de música (music bands) or bandas de coreto (gazebo or bandstand...

Bumba-Meu-Boi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Bumba-meu-Boi is a folk dance and pageant in northeastern Brazil. It is one of Brazil’s most aesthetically and socially significant folguedos (traditional street festivals), involving community participation in music, poetry...

Embolada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Embolada is a popular musical genre of the Brazilian North-east, typical of the coastal zones but also found in the backlands (sertão). One of its defining features is its poetical structure, which takes the form of a stanza with lines...

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...

Ciranda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Ciranda is a Brazilian song and dance genre characterized by the formation of a large circle of dancers. In the state of Pernambuco, where it takes its typical form, ciranda is danced and sung to the sound of the slow and repeated rhythm...

Xote

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Xote is a Brazilian genre derived from the schottische, a dance form originally from central Europe, which first arrived in Brazil in the mid-nineteenth century. The modern Brazilian version is part of a long historical and musical process...

Cantoria-de-Viola

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Cantoria-de-viola is a form of sung poetry centered on a poetical-musical duel between two performers, the great majority male, accompanied by the viola (a guitar-like instrument) or other instrument. It is part of the rich oral tradition...

Chamego/Xamego

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chamego, also spelled xamego (both pronounced in the same way), is closely associated with the accordionist from the north-east of Brazil, Luiz Gonzaga, who introduced the music to Rio de Janeiro, then Brazil’s capital city, in 1941. It may...

Mangue

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The term mangue generally is used to refer to a musical scene that emerged in Recife, Pernambuco (located in northeastern Brazil), in the early 1990s and became popular for fusing local folk music and culture with global musical styles....