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.
One of the world's most accomplished mixed martial artists is chasing a dream she has held since she first learned how to fight in Brazil nearly two decades ago ... " 'Really, that's it?' That's why we're doing it in Brazil, because it's a little better." ... Mixed martial artists spend ...
One of the world's most accomplished mixed martial artists is chasing a dream she has held since she first learned how to fight in Brazil nearly two decades ago ... “‘Really, that’s it?’ That’s why we’re doing it in Brazil, because it’s a little better.” ... Mixed martial artists spend ...
Once inside the forest behind it, music lovers are thrown into a venue designed by assume astro vivid focus, an artist duo--one from Brazil, the other from France... The stage is neon colored and resembles a creatures face--artists on stage can be seen inside it's big mouth.
Hailey Bieber showed off her long legs while running errands in Los Angeles on Friday ... Leggy ... The chart-topping artist said exhaustion overtook him after Brazil concert ... Bieber looked especially tired during his performance in Brazil (pictured Sept ... 'This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil ... .
toggle audio on and off. change volume ... It’s a red and white tent, we have artists from all over the world, from Ukraine, Mexico, Italy, Brazil and of course the U.S ... Expect to see jugglers, trapeze artists, clowns, acrobats and motorcycles inside the Globe of Death, which features four motorcycles simultaneously driving inside a spherical cage.
“The group, who are all between the ages of 17 and 29 years old, were made up of an aspiring astronaut, medical doctor and fashion designer, paralympic medalist, poet, artists, climate entrepreneurs, peace builders, gender justice advocates and education innovators, among others.” ... Luísa Franco Machado (23) of Brazil.
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Justin Bieber kept his head down when heading out for a date with his wife Hailey Bieber on Tuesday evening ... Laying low ... RELATED ARTICLES. Previous 1 Next ... Share this article ... The chart-topping artist said exhaustion overtook him after Brazil concert ... 'This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil ... .
Brazilian pop star Anitta became the first solo woman performer from Brazil to win an MTV... In anticipation of her album release, The New York Times commented, “A solo female pop artist from Brazil has never become a star in North America,” suggesting that Anitta may be the first.