Show Brazil

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Show Brazil

Show Brazil consists of dancers, percussionists and instrumentalists all in full costume.

Show Brazil opens a typical performance with the percussion rhythms of Ijexá, Afro-Brazilian rhythms brought to Brazil by African slaves in the 16th Century. The music then moves into Baião, combining lively rhythms and heartfelt lyrics from the people of the Sertão (a desert region of Northeastern Brazil). Next comes Maculelê, a tradition originating from an ancient Afro-Brazilian war dance.

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The rhythms and songs of Maculelê reflect the invincible spirit and imagination of slaves working the sugar- cane fields in Brazil. Following Maculelê is Capoeira music. This form of music comes from a Brazilian martial art developed by 17th Century escaped African slaves. Capoeira movements are known for their acrobatic leaps and fierce playfulness. Succeeding Capoeira are the electrifying rhythms of Samba and Galope. The music of Samba-Reggae (the heart and soul of Afro-Brazilian Popular Music) concludes Show Brazil's show.

Originating in Salvador, Samba-Reggae has become popular all over the world.

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Show Brazil's featured musical instruments include the Berimbau (a tall, bowed instrument with a gourd), and a full array of drums and other percussion instruments (Surdo, Repinique, Cuíca, Triângulo, Pandeiro, Tamborim and Agogô).

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Country United States
City Seattle
State/Province Washington
Performer Type Musical Act
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3 responses to “Show Brazil”

  1. Deborah Semer says:

    “Thank you for helping to make GRAMMY IN THE SCHOOLS a huge success. You made them dance!…”
    Deborah Semer, Executive Director, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. – GRAMMY – Pacific Northwest Branch

  2. Ruth Pelz says:

    “…It was truly a highlight of the series! Your energy, exuberance, artistry, and total professionalism are tremendously inspiring (I know they inspired lots of audience members so much they couldn’t bear to leave when you have finished)!…” – Ruth Pelz, Education Planner – Drum Days of December 1999 – The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Seattle, WA)

  3. Sue Hylen says:

    “… is a talented and high energy performing group that will bring your audience to the music and culture of Brazil.” – Sue Hylen, Cultural Arts Coordinator of Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District (Bainbridge Island, WA )

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