What kind of music do Brazilians listen to?

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We had a reader email and ask what kind of music Brazilians listen to. Although we aren’t experts, we did some research and here is what we found out.

A great resource for information is both About.com and Wikipedia for information.

About says that: “Although Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a total land mass larger than the U.S., most people are only familiar with two of it’s musical forms: samba and bossa nova. But there is much, much more than that. Music plays a major role in Brazilian life and Brazil’s music is as wide as the country itself and as diverse as it’s people.”

Both sources list seven main music styles: Portuguese, Lundu and Maxixe, Choro, Samba, Bossa Nova, Baiao and Forro and Musica Popular Brasilera. There are also a few other styles that might be of interest: Tropicalia, musica nordestina, repentismo, frevo, capoeira, maracatu and afoxe are just some of the other popular musical styles that abound in a country that loves to sing and dance.

If you are interested in a taste of the wonderful music from Brazil you can go to Clique Music.

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