Why Do We Love Brazilian Music So Much?
Because it’s fun, that’s why.
Well, more than fun, Brazilian music encapsulates an expansive variety of sounds, colors, and rhythms. Each of these infectious genres are a representation of each region from which they originated. From the smooth Bossa Nova tunes that effortlessly bridge Samba and Jazz derivative of Rio de Janeiro’s south zone, to the African origins in Batuque and Fandango of Samba, arguably Brazil’s most popular and wide-ranging genre.
Because Brazil’s own culture is influenced by a colorful blend of the traditions and cultures that settled and have called the country home for hundreds of years, there’s no surprise that its art, dance, and music nod to all of these roots. When you take a look at its musical prowess, the Brazilian sound starts first from its origins, and is then built up from the ground (much like its history), constructed upon with cultural influences both internal and external as brick and mortar, and then wholeheartedly accepted and admired by its people–the roof that makes its music feel like home.
Getting inspired for tomorrow’s Moonlight Grooves: Carioca Edition at Canvas, we’re taking a brief look at the music of Batuke Samba Funk, the local legendary Brazilian outfit that will be headlining the night’s festivities. They’re a bilingual, high energy Brazilian band that mixes rhythms like 70s Funk with Afro Samba, Brazilian Big Band, Batucada, Soul, and R&B. The band attracts a mixed crowd of people from all ages and nationalities and gets everybody dancing in every performance. Batuke aims to “Brazilianize” American sounds and “Americanize” Brazilian sounds in a perfect balanced and rhythmic fusion.
They’ll be joined by another local Brazilian act, Clube do Choro, a smaller outfit that generates soft and smooth stylings to get everyone into the sexy mood that their home country emits. But their wouldn’t be a Brazilian party without caipirinhas and handmade tropical cocktails featuring fresh fruit so our very own ACME Lounge will cover that. Suckling BBQ and colorful vibes await all who come to see just why we love Brazilian music and culture so much. Make sure to RSVP.