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Brazilian Music on the Web
Brazilian music is full of passion, of sentiment, of joy. The result of a long simmering mix of heritage from AmerIndian, Portuguese and African sources meeting global influences to create a magical, mystical music. Yet it is the constant search for new forms within Brazil's diverse musical heritage that most captivates us and influences musicians around the world.  Where ever you go in Brazil there is always the music. Whether it is the poly rhythms from  percussion instruments at a street corner or a sophisticated discussion of the current year's Carnival songs, the culture shares a common inspiration through their music.
 [F] BRAZILIAN Music what's new
where we put suggested links and other happening new stuff in between our rather too infrequent updates

The Brazilian Sound on
by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha "Music is part of the Brazilian soul, and rhythm is in the way people speak, in the way they walk, and in the way they play soccer."

Just Brazilian Music Webzines in English by  Try their Mú for music news

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Brazilian Music magazine updated weekly with lots of pics  interviews, news, and cd reviews.
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CD's and lots of historical content. Brought to you by MangoTree and Brazil On line whose mission is "Preserving and propagating Brazilian Culture incentivating and promoting its artists." || Music & Folklore || Coração Brasileiro
Brazilian-American Sheila Thomson's is constantly improving and growing her Culture of Brazil web site which she began in '95. Her music section is now among the web's best and is enhanced with Real Audio.

World Music Webzines (with Brazilian Presense)

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A leading e-zine dedicated to world music and moonthly publication ( on all 13 full moons of the year). The Brazilian archives feature nearly thirty articles submitted over the last three years (the first was published on the "full moon night of 11/25/96" Consider becoming a Lune Cafe contributor besides being read you could eventually expect CD's to be sent to you directly by record promoters. Operated by the Norwegians Knut Tore Breivik  and Håvard Oppøyen por_only.gif (293 bytes)
Classical music, classy site
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A nice looking webzine all about the music scene in Brazil

List of Links 

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New and fast growing webguide.  List maintenance is by webmasterChris McGowan who authored the just updated  book on Brazilian music The Brazilian Sound at with A must for your library, widely considered the best book on the subject yet published (Temple University Press, 1998)
Latin American Music Web Resources by  
Music- Artists- Brazil by yahoo
Cade is the yahoo of Brazil just like is the Yahoo for Carnivals||as

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Huge cobweb link list not yet updated for 1998


Bossa Nova & Tropicalismo
Bossa Nova was introduced to the world as ultra-cool modern samba  through the classic 1959 movie Black Orpheus.
"Bossa Nova is a happy kind of music, a positive music, it's a kind of music that takes you to the sea, to the beach, to make love, to get married, to be happy. Brazil must deserve bossa nova, to be happy."
Caetano Veloso
Tropicália was born in 1967 when Brazil was ruled by an oppressive military dictatorship  
"Tropicália brought a new attitude, a new way of looking at music within the culture, a feeling of plurality and democracy." Gilberto Gil

Bossa Nova: by the Arts Zone
Authoritative quote and link filled web site to accompany an educational film on Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova at geocities
João Gilberto on may98 by Daniella Thompson
O Rei da Bossa (The King of Bossa), O Mito (The Legend), Il Maestro Supremo (The Supreme Master), and O Zen-Baiano (The Zen-Bahian). 
The inventor of Bossa Nova along with Tom Jobin
Tropicalismo: Celebrates 30 years  by Bruce Gilman for brazzil.com12/97
Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso were the Bahian  pioneers of the music which followed Bossa Nova and represented a new cultural perspective 

Roots Music

Music Roots 1 of 3 from Maria-Brazil
Indian + African + Portuguese =Brazilian
Chorro: Crying High by Bruce Gilman for Dec.'97
Which literally means " crying" is a delicate, intricate instrumental  sound with Tango influence. It originated in Rio de Janeiro in the 1870's as a new way to play European dance music.
Luiz Simas:New Chorinhos from Brazil by Egídio Leitão
for fuzzlogic Jun '97

usica Popular Brasiliera)
The military dictatorship ran from 1964 to 1985 and is not given credit for too many things but MPB is one of them. A combination of many styles featuring leading artists Joao Bosco, Dori Caymmi, Gal Costa, Djavan, Ivan Lins, Edu Lobo, Milton Nascimento, and Elis Regina

Milton Nascimento wins Grammy for Nascimento
"It was the fifth time Milton was nominated for a Grammy and the first one he snubbed it, ignoring the New York ceremony and choosing instead to go partying with friends in the Salvador (state of Bahia) Carnaval.
Minha página Dedicada à MPB
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Nearly 50 links with commentary dedicated to MPB
Música Popular Brasileira ||  mailto: Patrícia Coelho
Find the links to over 40 MPB artists


FAQ's by ||
On the parts of an escola, parade rules, bateria instruments.
From Sacred to Samba by Bruce Gilman for Sept.'98
The story behind the rare authentic voice of new Bahian sensation Virgínia Rodrigues and her debut CD
Sol Negro. Interview too
  Blue Jackel records for Real Audio
Casa de Mãe Joana (House of Mother Joanna) is a bar in the São Cristóvão neighborhood of Rio where some of the greatest samba masters jam Various Artists Casa da Mãe Joana by Egídio Leitão for lunacafe Dec. '98

Bahian Music

Bahia is the largest of the 7 Northeast states of Brazil. The capital city of Salvador is the creative cauldron for Afro-Brazilian music
Bahian music by Bill Hinchberger for fuzzlogic June '97
A short history to the present covering the relationship between the generations of music icons as well as the types of Bahian Carnival music: frevo, Axe, samba-reggae and pagode. Plus an appreciation of that "wide-hipped, bleach blonde back-up dancer named Carla Perez"
Jan 2001:  Brazil based journalist Bill has launched Brazil-Max under the slogan "Intelligence on Brazil for people who know better." He says he hopes to update his article soon but wishes that something new would come out of Bahia first


Brazilian Jazz has been receiving increasing recognition as we begin 2001 with a look at 2000. Besides João Gilberto's João Voz e Violão Grammy Award, Downbeat Magazine gave rave reviews Milton Nascimento's Milton, and Virgínia Rodrigues' Nós

Afro-Brazilian Jazz  byJames Clyde Sellman
"Afro-Latin jazz emerged during the 1940s, primarily from the confluence of American jazz and Afro-Cuban music. In the early 1960s, Brazil succeeded Cuba as the dominant influence in Latin jazz. .... Brazilian jazz is a musical hybrid that reflects borrowings from two directions: American jazz musicians appropriated Brazilian musical forms, and Brazilians adopted jazz improvisation and American popular music conventions, ultimately producing an eclectic musical genre. Brazilian jazz initially grew out of samba, a Brazilian dance music that gained worldwide popularity during the 1940s." & & - Global Music Network Jazz and Blues News
Classical Music, Jazz & Opera - see exclusive live events, buy CDs, listen to complete pieces of music, watch video interviews with artists and tune into GMN radio
Events Guides

Search PollStar Tour Database by: Artist City Venue

  Dirty Linen The Gig Guide: by Artist || Listing by States/Provinces || Events/Festivals Listing,
The Gig Guide includes Canada, Mexico and a few Caribbean Islands Check out a sampling of what appears in their monthly alternative music magazine (Warning: their site will Break our Frames and the side bar navigation system so bookmark us by hitting the Ctrl D keys now || Radio USA || Music Clubs in USA
Many articles on Brazilian music.
Brazilian concerts, events and restaurants in Southern California.'s SF Clubs & Venues ||
For Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin and World Music

Favorite All-time CD's

Chris McGowan of The MPB Zone has compiled 6 all-time lists from a distinguised group of experts. The all-time most popular CD (appearing on 5 out of 6 lists is Elis Regina and Tom Jobim, Elis & Tom (Verve 824 418, 1974) Carlinhos Brown also wins for most favoritealfagama.jpg (19994 bytes) recent CD with 3 votes for Alfagamabetízado. Chico Science & Nação Zumbi's Afrociberdélia (Sony, 1996) was the other recent standout.  Bruce Gilman, Music Editor for Brazzil magazine is willing to get closer to the present with two '97 picks: Paulo Bellinati and Monica Salmaso, Afro-Sambas (GSP, 1997) and Lenine, O Dia Que Faremos Contato (BMG, 1997)


If you're less than 13 try || music,
Drums Not Guns - Drumming for World Peace is a NGO devoted to stopping violence among our youth through the power of percussion;

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Sony represents many of Brazil's most important artists
Broad group of artists many w/ AU sound files which require no plug-in and can be replayed like a juke box following download
logocopa.gif (13190 bytes)Copacabana Records || Português
Pixinguinha, Dolores Duran, Cartola, Jackson do Pandeiro, Benito De Paula, Angela maria, Elisete Cardoso and others

Velas Records  ||
Important company does nice job displaying their CD Art
Kuarup Records || Lumiar Records || Natasha Records ||

Labels: U.S.A./International

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Music has always been the quintessential world traveler, transcending borders and interacting with distant cultures.  The new Putumayo Odyssey Series presents regional musical connections and reveals the way in which music supersedes political boundaries and brings people together. Their CD's will contain material from artists who have never had albums released in the U.S.A. alongside more recognizable names who serve as icons for the regions being covered.
Blue Jackel Records  
Producing Jazz and World Music from  Brazil & around the world since '95

|| ECM Records || Fantasy Records || Living Music || Lyrichord Records  || Malandro Records || Rykodisc  || Tinder Records / World Music Distribution  || Verve Records  || Windham Hill Records ||

Percussion || Store
Drum Corps International a good model for introducing Brazilian Festival Arts into USA higher education || 
Drum! magazine's website
Great resource for Drummergirls  and Women who persevere|| Brazil ||   || rhythm people || links 
Devoted to the divine art of rhythm.
Drummer Jokes

Q: What's the best way to confuse a drummer? A: Put a sheet of music in front of him

Radio Shows
around the World

aniestu.gif (9748 bytes)Some Brazilian Stations on the web: || || 97 FM || Band FM ||  Cidade || Ipanema || Jovem Pan || Maringá FM || Mix FM || XFM

Brazilian Shows by || mailto:[email protected]
Including Australia, Germany, Japan & France
Brazil Radio in the USA by


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Find 300 digital audio related links at this high tech wonder || Store || Join Directory
A central reference point to learn the basics about Compact Disc development and production technology and the industry

Samba Schools || || 
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Search Tools
Argus Music Searcher
FuzzLogic's popular powerful far-reaching utility helping you find artist and record information on the Net. (Ultimate Music List) || Music News || Radio Stations || Record Labels || On-line Events || Meta Music Sites || Musicians Only || Charts || Magazines & E-zines ||   Musicians' Exchange

Band Issues || Business || Electronic Music || For Vocalists || Health Issues || Jobs/Internships || Legal || MIDI Music || Music Video || Music Publishing || Organizations || Playing Live / Touring || Press & Publicity || Recording || Songwriters || Trivia & Humor || Women in Music ||
The mining company and both share the fundamental of our audience preferring some editing of the world wild web


The next generation of Net radio stations will be keepers allowing you an unprecedented amount of customization. The medium does challenge web bandwidth which you can help by|| more on ImagineRadio
You can use Real Player or Windows Media Player and design your own playlist (25 artist minimum & no song selection for legal reasons) or pick someone elses and have new artists in pre-selected preferences added automatically. Artist choice still weak but growing fast. || href="">World & New age || [email protected]
Greater dedication to providing breath & depth in content inc. representing over 100 smaller "indie" lables. You can upgrade to the spinner plus model
Brazilian Percussion by
AU files of the main instruments like SURDO- [SORE-doe], PANDEIRO- [pahn-DAY-roe],   CUICA-[KWEE-cah],
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Brazil's Home Page/Brazil Music
Find 4 90 second AU songs
Capoeria Music
as performedby Maestre Camisa in .WAV & RA files
MIDI Brazilian Music at geocities || mailto:Jorge Mercanti
Samba, Canção & Bossa Nova  You can download all (todos) 59 MIDIs as a 270K zip file. An official member of the notorious MIDI Ring
These samples in AU and WAV (no plug-in needed) from this CD demonstrate the luxuriant diversity of Brazilian nature also expresses itself in the huge variety of bird songs. Sambista Phil Smythe believes it remarkable how similar some of the sounds are to samba music.

Talk About It


We prefer to visit newgroups by using the search engine
Musicians & Instruments Makers Forum
An active, very comprehensive webx conference like's
A forum for music teachers to express to our drumming community methods that work for them.

Words to the Songs
Saudosa Maloca ||  mailto: Warren Charles Kennell
Lyrics to 77 songs and links to sites with more
Arquivo MPB || por_only.gif (293 bytes) || maito: José Alexandre Campoe
Find the words to thousands of songs from nearly 150 Brazilian artists here on this University of South Florida server

Music Marketplace
On-Line Music Stores: Brazilian has affiliate relationships with, CdUniverse, Barnes & and in one our many as yet unrealized attempts to try to pay for our this Carnaval web endeavors. Sometime in 2001 we will launch our meta search engine which will allow prices comparisons between the services. 

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Latin America and Beyond-Se Habla Español ~ Fala-Se Português.  Large selection of on-line hard to find CD's  Egídio Leitão's monthly edition of Terra Brasilas can keep you up to date on the latest from Brazilian music artists  Based in Austin, Texas USA

CDNOW Now being run by German media giant who bought Napster


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Here you will find nearly 270,000 music entries. Specializing in hard-to-find music from all parts of the world. Olodum search turned up 11 matches with CDs priced from $25 to $29s. Little detail offered
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Claims to be world's largest online database of import compact discs, LPs, tapes, videos, and music-related merchandise with 860,000 items and counting. However while our '98 Olodum searches yielded "33 Items found" we could not get past the first page of 10 matches and 6 of the 10 matches were offered at prices of $29.95 or higher with minimum detail. Based in Florida USA || [email protected]
The Brazil Music Enterprize CD catalog carries a wide variety of hard-to-find Brazilian CDs (from the BME, Collector's Tempo, Primo Enterprises and FUNARTE catalogs) good descriptions. Priced $17 to $21 Shipping: consult for costs Based in Washington State USA
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Brazil CD pricing from $5 to $44 with an average around $15. Failed to retrieve any notable Brazilian artists but is a web resource to keep an eye on. Based in Angelus Oaks, California USA
Olodum at CDU 4 CD's including the new Liberdade priced 17.65 to 23.97 Mostly on backorder they charge $2.95 for USA shipping No matches for Olodum but Daniela Mercury returned  4 matches including her '98 release
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"Our love of Brazilian music spans a range that includes bossa nova, batucada,Tropicalia, jazzy fusion, and heavy duty  funk"   One Olodum CD "Egito Madagascar" for $15.99 Much commentary on hundreds of CD's  Also find Soul, Jazz, Latin, Brazil, Funk, Acid Jazz and Old School Hip Hopon from all over on albums 45's and CD's. Now featuring French and Out Sound as well


The Brazilian Sound is represented here with a chapter on the History of Carnival in Rio and Brazil called  Dionysus Rites hosted by In addition two other excerpts include the story of the late singing spokesperson for the uncommon dignity found among the working people of the rural NorthEast,Luiz Gonzaga and more on fermentation of the wonderful music served from the hot dry interior of the The NorthEast called the Sertão. Also here's Chris McGowan speculating on the future of MPB as it entered in nineties A Nation of Cannibals
Brazilian Music Bibliography on geocities
Compiled from usenet postings

Classes & Workshops

Yoruba House || [email protected]
Soul of the African Drum for everyone interested in drum, dance and sacred ritual. Carole and Ayo Adeyemi  invite your to their Southern California space

Percussion Instruments

Lark in the Morning Music Catalog || [email protected]
A place to buy percussion instruments of your own
Its fun to play the menu drums || [email protected]
Our team of Native American drummakers all live in Taos, New Mexico known worldwide for its fine drums and long-standing drummaking tradition.Find out about the drumming in the year 2000 event.

As mankind has been drumming since the beginning of time so the art of drum making  is as old and as varied as the art of drumming itself. At Remo we create instruments to meet drumming's ever-growing, ever-changing needs, we've been bringing the world of percussion together for over 40 years.

Feb 10, 2001- Last Update