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Ismael Silva

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...Milton de Oliveira Ismael Silva (simply known as Ismael Silva) was a Brazilian samba musician and composer. Silva was born on September 14, 1905, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into a family who were struggling financially. His parents couldn’t...
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...Nelson Sargento is a Brazilian samba composer and singer as well as a painter, actor, and writer. Having composed over 400 samba songs, Sargento is popularly associated with the history and evolution of the samba genre. Sargento (his stage...

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...

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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...João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. During the 1950s, Gilberto pioneered the sound of bossa nova, a style of Brazilian music that combines salsa with jazz. Credit for pioneering bossa...
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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...

Dona Ivone Lara’s Sorriso Negro

Mila Burns

Mila Burns is a Brazilian journalist, anthropologist, and historian. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at Lehman College (City University of New York). She is the author of Nasci para Sonhar e Cantar: Dona Ivone Lara, a Mulher no Samba and a reporter and anchor at TV Globo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

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...More than simply a paragon of Brazilian samba, Dona (Lady) Ivone Lara’s 1981 Sorriso Negro (translated to Black Smile) is an album deeply embedded in the political and social tensions of its time. Released less than four years after...

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...