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Gilberto Gil

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...Though Gilberto Gil began as a bossa nova musician, his career saw him play a pivotal role in the development of post-bossa nova urban musical genres and he would link them with political activism. Born in 1942 in Salvador, Brazil...

Dobrado

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Dobrado is a term popularly used in Brazil to refer to musical compositions within the marcha genre, performed predominantly by instrumental ensembles known as bandas, bandas de música (music bands) or bandas de coreto (gazebo or bandstand...

Embolada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Embolada is a popular musical genre of the Brazilian North-east, typical of the coastal zones but also found in the backlands (sertão). One of its defining features is its poetical structure, which takes the form of a stanza with lines...

Bumba-Meu-Boi

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bumba-meu-Boi is a folk dance and pageant in northeastern Brazil. It is one of Brazil’s most aesthetically and socially significant folguedos (traditional street festivals), involving community participation in music, poetry...

Ciranda

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Ciranda is a Brazilian song and dance genre characterized by the formation of a large circle of dancers. In the state of Pernambuco, where it takes its typical form, ciranda is danced and sung to the sound of the slow and repeated rhythm...

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...

Baião

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013

Scholarly Books

...The baião is a syncopated dance music associated with northeastern Brazil. It is related to several musical traditions and a cluster of rhythmic patterns commonly found in the northeast. The baião was crafted into a commercial popular music...

Xaxado

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Xaxado is a song-and-dance form from the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco originally – and still predominantly – performed by men. Popular in some backlands areas of the state in the 1920s (Griz in Câmara Cascudo 2000...

Maracatu

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...A maracatu is an Afro-Brazilian performance group and popular organization rooted in the north-east of Brazil, mainly in the neighboring cities of Recife and Olinda in the state of Pernambuco. For these groups, music and dance are very...

Xote

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...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...