The Rhythm of Brasil for Symphony Orchestra

A Medley with Evergreens such as Brasil, Mas Que Nada and Tico,Tico

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Brazil is paradise. Brazil is Technicolor wonderland. Brazil has technical, economical and cultural innovations that are being felt worldwide in the 21th century. The eyes of the world will be on Brazil even more intently in 2014, as it hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Peermusic has had a relationship with the music of Brazil since the early 20th century. Brasilian music is a unique blend of European harmony and melody, African rhythms along with indigenous Native American culture. Although the early roots of Brasilian music stem from African laborers and Portuguese colonists of the 17th century, it wasn’t until the 1930s and 40s that the country’s gorgeous ballads and bossa novas began to surface internationally.

It was during this time that peermusic acquired rights of beloved Brasilian classic “Aquarela do Brasil”, also known as “Brasil”, which would be recorded by thousands of artists worldwide including Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bing Crosby and Herbie Mann as well as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Joao Gilberto. Throughout the 1960s, peermusic would further acquire such standards as Jorge Ben’s “Mas Que Nada” and “Chove Chuva”, both made famous by top-selling Brasilian artist Sergio Mendes.

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