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Sanfona (Acordeão)

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Sanfona is the popular name in Brazil for the musical instrument known as accordion (acordeão in Brazilian Portuguese). Sanfona refers to either a piano accordion or a button accordion. The adjective sanfonado, meaning in the shape...

North Brazil

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 12,900,704 (2000) Comprising the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, Brazil’s northern region occupies an area of 1,494,069 sq miles (3,869,638 sq km). With 46 percent...

Schottische

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Although the schottische derives its name from the German word for Scottish, its ultimate origins are contested; what is clear is that this quick, duple-meter dance form gave rise to a vibrant set of Latin American variants. While some...

Reco-Reco

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The reco-reco is a Brazilian percussion instrument made of an open cylinder of wood, metal, or bamboo with grooves notched into the shell over which a stick is scraped. The reco-reco can be used to provide rhythmic accompaniment to various...

Manaus

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...

Zabumba

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Zabumba is a Brazilian term that refers to both a musical instrument as well as a type of musical ensemble. Both the instrument and the ensemble are primarily associated with the Northeast region of Brazil. The musical instrument known...

Forró

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Forró is the name of a type of social gathering in Brazil where, most commonly, music is played live and couples dance. The word is probably short for forrobodó, which was a style of dance accompanied by live music that appeared around...

Trío Nordestino

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Trío nordestino means Northeastern trio, but it can designate two distinct elements in the realm of Brazilian music. It can refer to the trio created by Luiz Gonzaga (1912–1989) around the 1950s to play mainly Northeastern dance music...

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...

Baião

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Baião is a genre of music with roots in the music of the rural north-east of Brazil that became hugely popular with a countrywide urban audience in the 1940s through the radio and recorded performances of Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira...