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    Although Brazil is the fifth biggest nation on the planet, with a total landmass bigger than the United States, a lot of people are just acquainted with two of its musical structures: samba and bossa nova


    Be that as it may, there exists a whole lot more than that. Music assumes a significant role in Brazilian life.

    Music is one of the cornerstones of Brazil; genres like samba are synonymous with Brazilian culture. The music of Brazil encompasses various regional musical styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. The remarkable aspect of Brazilian music is that so many genres are unique to the nation – bossa nova, samba, and sertanejo to name just a few. As well as their own unique beats, some Brazilian musicians have borrowed other genres – rap and pop for instance – and molded them into something distinctly Brazilian.


    Other styles include forró, repente, coco de roda, axé, sertanejo, MPB, música nativista, pagode, tropicália, choro, maracatu, embolada (coco de repente), funk carioca, frevo, brega, modinha and Brazilian versions of foreign musical styles, such as rock, soul, hip-hop, disco music, country music, ambient, industrial and psychedelic music, rap, classical music, fado, and gospel.

    samba has become the best known form of Brazilian music worldwide, especially because of the country's carnival, although bossa nova, which had Antônio Carlos Jobim as one of its most acclaimed composers and performers, have received much attention abroad since the 1950s, when the song "Desafinado", interpreted by João Gilberto, was first released.

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