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Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2018

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Beautiful pictures. :wub:

 

Honoured that our delegation got to stay in the lovely Ouro Preto.

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With the impoverishment of the mines at the end of the 18th c., the focus of the musical activity changed to other centers, specially Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. A crucial factor for the changes in the musical life was the arrival of the Portuguese Royal family to Rio de Janeiro in 1808.

 

King John VI of Portugal brought with him the great musical library from the House of Bragança, one of the best of Europe at that time, and ordered the arrival of musicians from Lisbon. This period, however, was very brief. In 1821, John VI went back to Lisbon, taking with him the household and the cultural life in Rio de Janeiro became empty.

 

The most outstanding Brazilian composer of this period was Antônio Carlos Gomes, who composed Italian-styled operas with national themes, such as "Il Guarany" (based on José de Alencar's novel O Guarani). His operas were very successful in European theaters and boosted the genre in Brazil, with many opera houses being built at this time.

 

With regency of Anderson Alves and performing the opening of O Guarani, here's the Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional - one of the most traditional music ensembles in Brazil.

 

 

 

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In the beginning of the 20th cent., there was a movement for creating an authentically Brazilian music, with less influences from the European culture. In this sense, the folklore was the major font of inspiration for the composers, as some included typically Brazilian elements in their works.

 

An important event was the Modern Art Week, an arts festival in São Paulo that ran from February 10 to February 17 in 1922, which had a large impact on concepts of national art. In this event, the composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, regarded as the most outstanding name of the Brazilian nationalism, was revealed.

 

Villa-Lobos did researches about the musical folklore of Brazil and mixed elements both from classical and popular music. Some of his masterworks are the ballet Uirapuru and the two series of Chôros and Bachianas Brasileiras. Back to the stage, performing the music of Villa-Lobos, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra:

 

 

 

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Samba is a Brazilian musical genre and dance style with roots in Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, mostly of Angola and Congo, but also derived from the samba de roda genre of the northeastern state of Bahia.

 

Although there is many forms of samba in Brazil with popular rhythms originated from drumming, samba as a music genre has its origins in Rio de Janeiro. Samba is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival, and also an icon of the Brazilian national identity.

 

Popular samba music includes instruments like tambourines, cuicas, frying pans ('played' with a metal stick) and flutes. The early stage of Samba had noteworthy composers such as Noel Rosa, Lamartine Babo and Ary Barroso - the last being mostly famous for composing songs for Carmen Miranda during her career.

 

The internationally acclaimed São Paulo Symphony Orchestra will perform now one of the most famous brazilians songs of all time: Aquarela do Brasil, by Barroso:

 

 

 

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Bossa Nova is a genre of Brazilian music that was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is now one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad. The phrase bossa nova means literally "new trend" or "new wave". A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova acquired a large following after the 1960s among young musicians and college students.

 

Probably the most famous brazilian musician of that time, Antônio Carlos Jobim (or simply Tom Jobim) was a primary force behind the creation of bossa nova style, and his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and internationally. His album Getz/Gilberto was the first jazz album ever to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

 

The single "Garota de Ipanema" (or "The Girl from Ipanema"), one of the most recorded songs of all time, won the Record of the Year award. The song was written with another legendary brazilian composer, Vinicius de Moraes, a prominent name in the Bossa Nova era. The duo was the main inspiration for the names of the 2016 Rio Olympics' mascots, Vinicius and Tom.

 

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Daniel Jobim, grandson of the great composer, performs the iconic song with singer Daniel Boaventura, in both portuguese and english lyrics. The song was also the first to represent our nation at the TISC Open in 2013, placing 10th.

 

 

 

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Among other styles, the mid-1960s saw creation of Brazilian pop music, or MPB, a trend in post-bossa nova urban popular music that revisits typical Brazilian styles such as samba and other Brazilian regional music, combining them with foreign influences, such as from jazz and rock.

 

Such movement has produced and is represented by many renowned Brazilian artists, such as Jorge Ben Jor and Chico Buarque, whose individual styles generated their own trends within the genre. Many of the albums on Rolling Stone Brazil's list of the 100 greatest Brazilian albums fall under this style.

 

Like bossa nova, MPB was an attempt to produce a "national" Brazilian music that drew from traditional styles. MPB made a considerable impact in the 1960s - thanks to several televised music festivals. The beginning of MPB is often associated with Elis Regina's interpretation of Vinícius de Moraes "Arrastão".

 

Here to perform "Como Nossos Pais" from composer Belchior, one of the songs of opposition to the brazilian military regime of the 1970s, is Elis Reginas' daughter, Maria Rita:

 

 

 

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Wow, The Girl From Ipanema was at TISC? :woot:


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Brazilian music saw in the last decades the influence of many other genres, starting with the Tropicalismo movement. From forró (a genre typical of the Northeast) to rock, axé (a popular genre originated in Bahia in the 1980s) to Sertanejo (brazilian country music), Brazil is clearly very diverse when it comes to music.

 

After hearing much of our traditional music styles, it's time for some contemporary brazilian music in the Parade of Nations. It was a long way until this point, but it finally arrived. One by one, we will welcome nations taking part at the Totallympics Annual International Song Contest 2018 - starting, of course, with the nation where it all began.

 

Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the delegations!

 

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