Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Brazilian Popular Music - by Salejandra

Brazilian Popular Music is the most important kind of music I’ve ever heard.
BPM has the biggest musical diversity that I know. If you don’t know BPM, you must learn more about it because BPM is interesting and different. There are a lot of important singers in Brazil. They have made many styles of music. Ever since, the most important style of BMP is Samba. everybody knows SAMBA because of the carnival, the most popular rhythm of Brazil. But SAMBA is just a little example of BMP. Have you ever heard AXÉ MUSIC, MANGUE BEACH , SAMBA REGGAE, SAMBA FUNK, CARIMBÓ, FREVO, CATIRÁ, XOTE, FORRO, BAIÃO, MARACATÚ, BUMBA BOI, LAMBADA?

Each state in Brazil has its popular rhythm, Bumba meu Boi in Amazonia, Axé music in Bahia and Frevo in Pernambuco.
In fact, the BPM has been known since the 60s when the BOSSA NOVA appeared. It’s a wonderful rhythm. Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim were the biggest names of Bossa Nova. They composed and played the most famous song called Garota de Ipanema.

In the beginning of the 70s, many important singers created another movement called Tropicalismo. The greatest names of Tropicalismo were Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Maria Betânia, Gal Costa, among others.

I have to show a few of my favorite singers, ‘cause I love Brazilian Popular Music and I really enjoy listening to it. The first singer you should know is Marisa Monte, you have to listen to her songs, she is fantastic, her voice is soft and sometimes strong. I think she is the best singer of BPM. She sings samba, bossa nova, rock and pop. Since her beginning, she has played different kinds of BPM. Nowadays, Vanessa da Mata is the new name of BPM. She is great, too. There are alos men on my list of favorite singer, like Lenine and Zeca Baleiro. They are new names of BPM and, in my opinion, they are the best.

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