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Toada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Toada is used throughout Brazil to indicate any simple song. It is related to the Portuguese verb toar, meaning, ‘to sing a simple song.’ It is a generic term and many times appears as a synonym for moda, or song. Its main characteristics...

Manaus

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,405,835 (2000)The capital city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Manaus is located on the west bank of the Rio Negro, 4 miles (6.5 km) above the encontro das águas, where the Rio Negro meets the Rio Solimões to form...

Cantoria-de-Viola

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

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...