Category Archives: Brazilian Music

Want to know more about brazilian music? Many songs, famous singers and the last successes in Brazil. Samba, MPB (brazilian popular music), Axé, Forró and more!

Music and Dictatorship

You will probably say : what? What is the connection between these two topics? During the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years (1964 – 1985), the cultural movement was always fighting against the oppression and the huge censorship … Continue reading

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National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raR70UkPEcs

An awesome version of Brazil national anthem.

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The Girl from Ipanema

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfsZJJaIhPY&feature=fvwrel

This is maybe one of the most famous brazilian songs. “The Girl from Ipanema” (Garota de Ipanema), composed by Vinicius de Moraes and Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1962!!!

The song was inspired by Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto (now Helô Pinheiro), a seventeen-year-old girl at that time.

Vinicius de Moraes wrote she was:
“the paradigm of the young Carioca: a golden teenage girl, a mixture of flower and mermaid, full of light and grace, the sight of whom is also sad, in that she carries with her, on her route to the sea, the feeling of youth that fades, of the beauty that is not ours alone—it is a gift of life in its beautiful and melancholic constant ebb and flow.”

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A Amizade – Fundo de Quintal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkZkQpcLxJk

Means: The Friendship – Fundo de Quintal

The chorus is:
“Quero chorar o seu choro
Quero sorrir seu sorriso
Valeu por você existir amigo”

Means:
“I want to cry your cry
Want to smile your smile
Thanks for existing, friend”

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Mulheres – Martinho da Vila & Zeca Pagodinho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqqDi9ydRkk

“Women – Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho”
A beautiful song made by the famous singer Martinho da Vila. This show was in 2007 in the inauguration of the City of Samba in Rio de Janeiro. The song tells about all different types of women that can exist.

Vamos sambar! Let’s Samba!

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Lenine – Todas elas juntas num só ser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR99lQ-1mw0

A great brazilian singer Lenine, with one of his biggest successes:
“Todas elas juntas num só ser” (“They all together in olny one”).
The song says about different famous women.

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