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.

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Traditional / folk songs for Brazil


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Rolando Boldrin & Renato Teixeira
Song:  Acorda Maria Bonita
By:  Rolando Boldrin & Renato Teixeira
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, Forró
Cartola
Song:  Senhora Tentação
By:  Cartola
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, Samba

Emilinha Borba
Song:  Marcha do Remador ( Se a Canoa Não Virar )
By:  Emilinha Borba
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, Marchinha de Carnaval
Severino Araújo e Orquestra Tabajara
Song:  Vassourinhas
By:  Severino Araújo e Orquestra Tabajara
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, Frevo

Milton Edilberto & Xangai
Song:  Na Venda do Seu Lidirico
By:  Milton Edilberto & Xangai
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, Embolada
Dércio Marques
Song:  Reisado à São José
By:  Dércio Marques
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Folia de Reis

Dércio Marques
Song:  Folia do Divino Espírito Santo
By:  Dércio Marques
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Folia de Reis
Luiz Gonzaga
Song:  O Forró de Mané Vito
By:  Luiz Gonzaga
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Forró

Dorival Caymmi
Song:  Samba da Minha Terra
By:  Dorival Caymmi
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Samba
Inezita Barroso
Song:  Moda da Pinga
By:  Inezita Barroso
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Moda de Viola

Assis Valente
Song:  Boas Festas
By:  Assis Valente
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Música natalina
Tião Carreiro e Pardinho
Song:  Pagode na Praça
By:  Tião Carreiro e Pardinho
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Pagode de Viola

Lupicínio Rodrigues
Song:  Felicidade
By:  Lupicínio Rodrigues
folk music of Brazil, popular music of Brazil, Brazilian popular music, Baião-shotts, Regional Sulista
João Gilberto
Song:  Chega de Saudade
By:  João Gilberto
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Bossa Nova

Elomar
Song:  O Violeiro
By:  Elomar
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Cancioneiro popular, cantiga, sertanejo
Dominguinhos e Chico Buarque
Song:  Olha Isso Aqui Tá Muito Bom
By:  Dominguinhos e Chico Buarque
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Forró

Dino Franco e Mouraí
Song:  Caboclo In The City
By:  Dino Franco e Mouraí
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Moda de Viola
Dilermando Reis
Song:  Chime Sounds
By:  Dilermando Reis
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Choro

Cartola
Song:  O Sol Nascerá
By:  Cartola
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Samba
Cachimbinho e Geraldo Mouzinho
Song:  O Navio Brasileiro
By:  Cachimbinho e Geraldo Mouzinho
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Embolada

Biliu de Campina
Song:  Olha o Coco
By:  Biliu de Campina
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, traditional music of Brazil, Coco
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
folk music of Brazil, Brazilian folk music, choro, chorinho, Brazilian choro, samba

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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