Traditional / folk music of Brazil


While I was investigating about Brazilian folk music, I came to this conclusion: "Give something to Brazilian, it doesn't matter what it is, happy or sad, nice or ugly, bad or good; They will make revolutionary changes on it and give back something amazing and irresistible to you". This is my conclusion about this music and culture. Whatever I say more is  just wasting the time, skip to the bottom of this text and listen to the music without wasting your life with my poor words.

Haha, No, please stay with me more. I want to mention you one more thing. Miles Davis has a phrase about Joao Gilberto who is the original voice of bossa nova: "His voice is so ***ing incredible, I could listen all night to him singing the ***ing phone book."

Brazilian folk music consist of vast majority of styles. It's a country which European, African and North American music met and they keep some of them original as their folk music and change/mix some of them and make new extra-ordinary genres in the history of music. Like Bossa Nova. That's why we put some jazz and modern music here too, because they are part of the title in Brazil culture. 

Examples of some Indigenous and folk music are Capoeira music, Maracatu, Afoxé, Repente. The first two are Afro-Brazilian music. 

The popular / folk music of Brazil which is more famous are Choro and Samba. Choro is mixture of some European musical genres (polka, schottische, waltz, mazurka and habanera) which influenced by African rhythms, principally the lundu and the batuque. Originally it was played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho. But later it was also played by mandolin, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Usually it is a fast and happy music. Samba is Brazil's most classic popular music. It is like blues for American. Originally it was invented by port workers for expressing their culture, dignity and pride. During the time, samba has become an icon of Brazilian culture.

The most familiar Brazilian musical genre to the world is bossa nova. It is the refined of samba in the way Miles Davis refined Jazz. Joao Gilberto is one of the main voice of bossa nova and the one who has the most credit for inventing the genre.

Each type of these genres is a topic of long article. I will complete the text slowly, if you have some interesting information about these musics, please send it for me from Contact us page of the website and I will put it here.

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Traditional / folk songs for Brazil


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Jackson Do Pandeiro
Song:  Forró Em Limoeiro
By:  Jackson Do Pandeiro
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, forró, baião
Luiz Gonzaga
Song:  Forró Do Zé Do Baile
By:  Luiz Gonzaga
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, forró, baião

Nelson Sargento
Song:  De Boteco Em Boteco
By:  Nelson Sargento
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, samba
Nelson Sargento
Song:  Agoniza Mas Não Morre
By:  Nelson Sargento
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, samba

Noel Rosa
Song:  Fita Amarela
By:  Noel Rosa
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba, Brazilian popular music
Noel Rosa
Song:  Com que roupa?
By:  Noel Rosa
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba

Adoniran Barbosa
Song:  Trem das Onze
By:  Adoniran Barbosa
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba, Brazilian popular music
Adoniran Barbosa
Song:  Saudosa Maloca
By:  Adoniran Barbosa
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba, Brazilian popular music

Benedito Lacerda
Song:  Primeira Linha
By:  Benedito Lacerda
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba
Pixinguinha
Song:  Agüenta Seu Fulgêncio
By:  Pixinguinha
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, choro, chorinho, Brazilian choro

Pixinguinha
Song:  Samba do Urubu
By:  Pixinguinha
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Pixinguinha, Benedito Lacerda
Song:  Vou vivendo
By:  Pixinguinha, Benedito Lacerda
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, choro, chorinho, Brazilian choro

Pixinguinha, Benedito Lacerda
Song:  Naquele tempo
By:  Pixinguinha, Benedito Lacerda
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, choro, chorinho, Brazilian choro
Bando de Tangarás
Song:  Lataria
By:  Bando de Tangarás
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba, Brazilian popular music

Bando de Tangarás
Song:  Na Pavuna
By:  Bando de Tangarás
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, samba, Brazilian popular music
Mestre Pastinha
Song:  Bahia nossa Bahia
By:  Mestre Pastinha
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, berimbau, capoeira

Mestre Pastinha
Song:  Pastinha ja foi a Africa
By:  Mestre Pastinha
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, berimbau, capoeira
Mestre Bimba
Song:  Quem foi teu mestre (Who was you Master)
By:  Mestre Bimba
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, berimbau, capoeira

Mestre Bimba
Song:  A iúna é Mandingueira
By:  Mestre Bimba
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, berimbau, capoeira
Mestre Bimba, Mestre Pastinha
Song:  Homenagem a Bimba e Pastinha
By:  Mestre Bimba, Mestre Pastinha
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, berimbau, capoeira


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