Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491km (4,655mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
"Aquarela do Brasil" (Portuguese:[akwaˈɾɛlɐ du bɾaˈziw], Watercolor of Brazil), known in the English-speaking world simply as "Brazil", is one of the most famous Brazilian songs, written by Ary Barroso in 1939.
Background and composition
Ary Barroso wrote "Aquarela do Brasil" in early 1939, when he was prevented from leaving his home one rainy night due to a heavy storm. Its title, a reference to watercolor painting, is a clear reference to the rain. He also wrote "Três Lágrimas" (Three teardrops) on that same night, before the rain ended.
Describing the song in an interview to Marisa Lira, of the newspaper Diário de Notícias, Barroso said that he wanted to "free the samba away from the tragedies of life, of the sensual scenario already so explored". According to the composer, he "felt all the greatness, the value and the wealth of our land", reliving "the tradition of the national panels".
Initially, he wrote the first chords, which he defined as "vibrant", and a "plangent of emotions". The original beat "sang on [his] imagination, highlighting the sound of the rain, on syncope beats of fantastic tambourins". According to him, "the rest came naturally, music and lyrics at once". He declared to have felt like another person after writing the song.
Brazil is the second EP by Dutch recording artist Loona. The album was recorded in 2014 and released in June 6, 2014 through Sony.
Between 2009 and 2013, Loona released a string of summervibe tune singles, such as "Vamos a la playa", a Miranda cover, "Parapapapapa", "El Cucaracho, El Muchacho", a collaboration with Movetown, the Pigbag classic ""El Tiburón", "Policia", "Oh la la dance avec moi", the Los Diablos cover version "Rakatakata (Un Rayo de Sol)" or "Caliente". All these singles to be included on her long-awaited, sixth studio album with the working title Summer Dance, later retitled Rakatakata (Un Rayo de Sol). In 2014, when the WM came up, Loona released a 5-Track EP subtitled "Big 5" digitally through iTunes.
The Brazil extended play contains five songs, two of them, which are previously unreleased new songs, and three remixes. The album starts with "Brazil", a summervibe tune song and cover of Francisco Alves's "Aquarela do Brasil", which served as the albums' first and only single. The following two songs are remixes of the previously released Loona cover versions, the Paradisio classic "Bailando", in a Brasilian language version titled "Dançando" and a Rio version of "Mamboleo", a cover version of Herbert Grönemeyer's song "Mambo", from her first two albums "Lunita" and "Entre dos aguas". The fourth track is the Barry Manilow cover version of Copacabana. The last song is the 2k14 remix of "Rio de Janeiro" with Loona as guest vocalist, a track previously released by only Flava & Stevenson on their album Quantum of Dance. "Brazil" received a music video and was released in 2014.
The recent program included an opening reception for “Fractions of a Part,” an exhibit by Guilherme Lepca of Brazil, who is The Silo’s first artist-in-residence; hors d’oeuvres prepared and presented by The Silo Cooking SchoolDirectorNancyStuart; and a concert with guest artists.
A woman in Brazil has been arrested on suspicion of using a psychic to swindle her mother out of more than $140m (£114m) in art, cash and jewellery. The alleged victim is reportedly the widow of one of Brazil's foremost art collectors ... One painting - by one of Brazil's most celebrated artists - was reportedly found stashed under a bed.
A painting by one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists – the pioneering modernist Tarsila do Amaral – has been found stashed under the bed of an alleged trickster who was part of a multimillion pound art heist built around the bogus predictions of a phoney clairvoyant.
Police in Brazil found a major work by Tarsila do Amaral, one of the countrys most important modern artists, beneath a bed on Wednesday during an investigation into a group of stolen artworks ... https.//www.artnews.com/art-news/news/brazil-police-stolen-paintings-tarsila-do-amaral-1234636382/. .
Mexico and Brazil. The Latin American countries are having a moment, fueled by a generation of artists who have come into their own and are using their voices to say new things about everything from social justice issues to the environment ... Each artist is currently presenting work via solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary ArtDenver.
Her artist, Dean McCann, is halfway through her new artwork ...Perhaps it’s a post-Covid thing?”For 33-year-old Francisco Fagner Cavalcante from Brazil, being a tattoo artist wasn’t his first career choice.
The diverse and colorful works, including works on Brazil's biome and contemporary Iran,condense artists' thinking on the times, people and life ... Many citizens and photography enthusiasts came to watch and experience this unique artistic atmosphere, taking photos and exchanging opinions in front of the works. ... ... .
... on the evening’s performing artist.” No mention of the Astroworld incident, which left 10 concert-goers dead, was made in today’s announcement ... As previously reported, the artist is confirmed for three upcoming Primavera Sound events in S�o Paulo, Brazil on Nov.