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Brazilian songs

Posted: May 10th, 2011 6:02 am
by ne9xus2611
Hi!
Outstanding job @ Ppod101! Big fan!
What Brazilian bands and songs can you recommend?
regards
Robert

Posted: May 11th, 2011 12:57 am
by bradenchase
Thanks for the compliment! We're glad you're enjoying it!

What kind of Brazilian music do you like?

There's a few bands I really enjoy. "Banda Casaca" is one. They're a bit less famous than ones like "Capital Inicial" or "Jota Quest." Casaca is what many Brazilians call "música de raíz" or "roots music."

Pretty much anything from Roberto Carlos or Gilberto Gil is great as well.

I found myself listening to "Skank" quite a bit as well. They have a song called "Alí" that's just awesome.

Are you familiar with some of the genres like axé and frevo?

Brazilian songs

Posted: May 11th, 2011 5:53 am
by ne9xus2611
No I'm not familiar with those genres. Could you tell me more?

Posted: May 13th, 2011 2:04 am
by bradenchase
Sure!

Frevo is strictly música nordestina. In Recife, where frevo originates, it's mostly connected with Carnaval in the same way that Samba is in Rio or São Paulo. It's upbeat and kind of playful. Here's a YouTube link I like: http://youtu.be/Ydr848aAqz4

Axé is quite different. To me, it has a much more tropical kind of sound. Lot's of percussion, typically from wood instruments, and singing. YouTube doesn't have as many Axé videos as it does Samba and Frevo and many of the Axé you'll see there are from Spanish cultures that have adapted Axé in their own way. In my opinion, Axé from Brazil is the best though, especially Axé from Bahia.

What música brasileira do you like?

música brazileira

Posted: May 13th, 2011 7:02 am
by ne9xus2611
muito obrigado!
As I'm a real newbie, that's given me loads to explore.
By the bye, I read in Empire of the Word that folk would be speak Portuguese can understand Spanish but not vis versa. What do you guys think?

Posted: May 13th, 2011 10:58 am
by bradenchase
I'm glad to help!

First off, I love that book! Second I agree. Portuguese speakers can understand Spanish very easily. I actually passed the Spanish CLEP test without ever studying Spanish. (except for slangs and regionalisms, those can be hard even for native Spanish speakers)

I tend to get blank stares when I speak Portuguese to Spanish speakers. The issue is pronunciation. Portuguese pronunciation is much more complicated (roughly 3 times more complicated).

:wink:

Posted: May 13th, 2011 2:12 pm
by ne9xus2611
Thank you.
That's great!

Luciana Souza

Posted: November 11th, 2011 3:36 am
by atimblo
Eu gosto Luciana Souza muito! Ela canta jazz do Brazil. Bonita!

Posted: November 11th, 2011 7:19 pm
by bradenchase
Também gosto muito da música dela. Bem leve e suave. Ela canta com coração.

(I also like her music a lot. Very light and suave. She sings with her heart.)

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 1:15 am
by andreiyuriyev174727
I have to say kaoma is a good group if you like samba if you like rock then check out pitty, also i know of this one site [url]http:\\letras.terra.com.br[/url] its a great site for finding lyrics in portuguese for songs like maneater by nelly futado (a portuguese canadian singer) and simple plan.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 11:45 pm
by bradenchase
Anybody listened to "banda cheiro de amor?"