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Fortaleza

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 2,141,402 (2000) Fortaleza, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Ceará, is the fifth-largest city in Brazil, with an area of 130 sq miles (336 sq km). Located on the northeastern coast...

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...

Forró

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Throughout northeastern Brazil, forró is considered more than a popular music genre; it is an always-present ‘state of mind’ that changes along with the two seasons of the year in the region: the rainy and bountiful one and the drought...