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  THE STREET - BRAZIL - MUSICIANS
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Brazil was colonised by the Portuguese in the 16th Century who bought African people to Brazil as slaves.
Samba musiciansBrazil’s music, Samba, shares roots with African music, in particular Afrobeat.
Listen (5'55) to 'Riva' sung by Bosco De Oliveira and Liliana from Brazilian Explosion (Mr Bongo 1996)
Listen (00'32) to 'Zombie' from from Zombie (WRASS048)
Copacabana beachFootball is not the only place Brazilians meet on an equal footing. At the beach everyone hangs out together and this feeling is captured in jazzy music called Bossa Nova.
Listen (1'30) to 'A Morte De Um Sal' (Ziriguiboom/Crammed Disc)
The most famous bossa nova song ever was ' The Girl from Ipanema' which loads of people have sung over the years, including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and many others. Ipanema is a neigbourhood in the Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro. The real girl who inspired the song was 18-year old Heloisa Pinheiro, spotted walking to the beach every day by the composers.
Listen (00'42) to  'The Girl from Ipanema' from Getz / Gilberto, MGM 810 048-2
Read more and listen to some famous singers with their own versions
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Capoeira is an amazing mix of a martial arts with music and song. The musicians play the berimbau, a musical bow with a gourd resonator.www.londonschoolofcapoiera.co.uk/
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