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Partido Alto

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Partido alto is a samba subgenre which first developed in the urban context of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at around the beginning of the twentieth century. Its name literally means ‘high party’ and alludes, many argue, to the high respect...
...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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...As the international face of Latin American music and culture in the mid-twentieth century, Carmen Miranda emerged from Brazil to become a Hollywood icon. Born in Portugal in 1905, Miranda was christened “Carmen” as a tribute to her...

Samba-canção

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Samba-canção emerged around the end of the 1920s in the context of the Brazilian musical theater and was characterized by the expression of a sentimental mood similar to that of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century modinhas. The first...

Pagode

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Pagode usually refers to a movement of samba artists in Brazil that began in the 1980s and was very influential on later samba developments. Early Usage In Brazil, the term pagode has long been...

Axé-Music

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...
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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...