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Music especially in Brazil is an expression of feelings because ones words can be interpreted with sounds in many different ways The music from Brazil slowly developed itself with the development of the nation Brazilian music has several countries that have added to its development of both rhythm and choreography Portugal and Africa have had the most influence on the development of Brazilian music Appleby 2 According to David Appleby the most well known Brazilian dramatic dance and music are the lundu choro and samba Lundu is an African originated religious song and dance that was brought to Brazil by slaves in the early 1600s Because of its sensuality among couples it was originally condemned by the church and began to slowly deflect itself to a more salon type music Traditionally the lundu would use a duple meter in which the stanza was declamatory This form of music became very popular in the 17th and 18th century until it progressed into the 19th century not only to music but into poetry as well Today its considered the father to more popular Brazilian music such as the samba and the maxixe a 19th century Brazilian dance which was a tremendous success in Europe Appleby 60-64Choro is a word meaning weeping or sobbing considered very lively instrumental music originating in Rio de Janeiro in the 1870s It is usually played by a combination of two guitars and cavaquinho and used sometimes as background music Along with those instruments a famous composer Pixinguinha who wrote Carinhoso and Rosa later added the flute clarinet and mandolin It is The music of the outstanding Brazilian instrumentalistBroughton 559 Perhaps the most popular of the traditions is the samba which was derived from the Afro-Brazilian music The samba describes a variety of styles throughout parts of Brazil even though it is believed to have started in Rio by way of the Bahia It is usually loud and energetic in
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