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The World About Us


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Black Music of Brazil
The riotous carnival in the streets of Rio de Janeiro is the best-known expression of music in Brazil. But .it is in the ' favelas ' - the shanty towns on the hills above the city - that the real black music is made. Migrants from the north-east flock to the ' favelas' seeking a better life in Rio. Their music is influenced by African rhythms brought to Brazil by their slave forefathers. The Candomble religious cults still celebrate the initiation of virgins in the Yoruba language of Africa, accompanied by the dance and drum rhythms that are the basis of all black music.
Inevitably, many present-day song-writers concern themselves with the struggle for equality and liberty. Although censorship has recently been relaxed by the military regime, the two greatest names in Brazilian music, MILTON NASCIMENTO and CHICO Bl'ARQUE, warn that oppression and exploitation are far from over.


Music: Milton Nascimento
Editors: Anthony Isaacs

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