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This second part of the rhythms of Brazil includes samba-reggae, choro, frevo, lambada and sertanejo - Enough for a long and diverse soundtrack in case your home exchange is not a short one.
Samba has been fused with several genres, one example would be samba-reggae, the fusion of Brazilian samba and Jamaican reggae. This genre has a strong percussion pattern and like other rhythms had its origins in the Bahian carnival, where the group Olodum first introduced it.
Choro (cry) or chorinho, was originally played with three instruments: guitar, flute and cavaquinho. Its origins can be traced back to Rio de Janeiro in the late 1800s and it was revitalized in the last 50 years.
Frevo is another simple rhythm with an energetic melody. It originated in the Northeastern states of Brazil and it is still played by some bands during the carnival.
Lambada is a genre that is most known for the particularity of its dance. Movements are very sensual and there is a characteristic whip-type move.
Sertanejo is a very popular type of country music originated in Southern Brazil. It could be compared to the country music of the USA, with melodies mostly accompanied by melancholic or romantic lyrics referring to the daily lives of the men of the rural areas Brazil in opposition to the men of the big cities.
HomeForHome has always tried to share advice on safe travelling, and Brazil is not the exception. There are several things you will need to consider before you get in a plane to Brazil. It is always advisable to check your country’s foreign affairs office for requirements and recommendations before you travel to any place you are unfamiliar with. For example, there could be things you need to consider regarding health (vaccination are a clear example), security, safety, and entry requirements. Most foreign affairs offices have information in their websites, so it could be a good place to get started. Here we share some links with information related to travelling to Brazil:
Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Travel Advice Brazil
Canada - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: TRAVEL REPORT Brazil
United Kingdom - Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel advice: Brazil
USA - Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State: Brazil Country Specific Information