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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...

Choro

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The Brazilian music genre known as choro originated in Rio de Janeiro, and was the most popular style of instrumental music in Brazil from the 1870s to the 1920s. The choro developed at a time when nationalism was an important artistic...

Cavaquinho

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The cavaquinho is a Brazilian instrument of the lute family with four steel strings that is used in a wide variety of popular and folk music traditions throughout the country. Derived from the slightly larger cavaco (essentially the same...

Pandeiro

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The pandeiro, a type of tambourine (a single-headed frame drum with metal jingles), is a versatile Brazilian percussion instrument played with the thumb, fingers, and palm of the hand. Used in hundreds of local and regional musical...

Regional (Choro)

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The regional is a Brazilian music ensemble associated with choro, the urban popular instrumental music genre that dominated the musical scene in Rio de Janeiro in the early part of the 20th century. Very few professional musicians were...

Flute

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The European transverse flute began as single-piece, six-holed, cylindrical-shaped wooden instruments made from different varieties of wood. The model for the contemporary flute, the Boehm flute, was developed in the 19th century...

Violão de Sete Cordas

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The violão de sete cordas is a Brazilian seven-string, classical-style guitar, typically used in traditional choro and samba groups. The instrument was first adapted for use in popular Brazilian music in the early 1900s. Valued for its...

Música Instrumental Brasileira

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Brazilian instrumental popular music, called música instrumental in Brazil, is also known as Brazilian jazz, in the specific sense of a distinct musical genre with its own characteristics and sociocultural nexus, and not as a national...

Choro

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Choro or chorinho is a Brazilian instrumental musical genre that appeared in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth century and continues to be played a century later, retaining its main characteristics. Its continuous history has given...

MPB

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The initials MPB, standing for ‘Música Popular Brasileira’ (Brazilian popular music), were used for the first time in the context of competitive music festivals organized by Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo television stations as of 1965...