Brazilian music is full of passion, of sentiment, of joy. It is the result of a long simmering mix of heritage from AmerIndian, Portuguese and African sources meeting global influences to create a magical, mystical music. Music is part of the Brazilian soul, and rhythm is in the way people speak, in the way they walk, and in the way they play soccer.
Also there are plenty of brazilian percussions here like:
Surdo samba bass drum, constructed out of wood or aluminium. The REPENIQUE, created by samba schools to make a high, piercing sound. It is also used as a calling (lead) and solo instrument in the samba school bateria (percussion band). In samba it is played with a stick in the right hand, with the left hand beating counterpoint directly on the drum head, or vice-versa. It is played together with the tamborins in a galloping rhythm.
The tambourine, a small light samba drum. Used both for rhythmic backing and as a solo instrument. Much used in bands playing many different styles of Brazilian music, in Samba Schools and in Capoeira. In the hands of an expert this little frame drum can do a lot.
So put on your samba grooves and shake your booty. We all love Brazil and his wonderful nature, so now will would like to spend some words about the sad situation of the Amazon best world forest.
Ecologic conscience is growing in Brazil.
Nowadays,the Amazon is one of the main ecological reserves in the world.
Economical exploration of the region is not as planned and careful as it should be, and despite of the efforts of Brazilian authorities, much of the activity in the area is illegal.
Large vegetation areas are devastated (often, by means of criminal fires) to explore timber (which is smuggled to richer countries) and clear space for cattle, small plantations and mineral explorations. Much of these activities are conducted by the poor locals (who don’t have many other options to make a living), at service of or exploited by richer intermediaries which eventually profit by selling Amazon goods in the big cities. Ecologic conscience is growing in Brazil. Action from Brazilian authorities and non-government groups are more and more common and effective.
Brazilian scientists claim for more resources, but the Brazilian government (biggest funder of scientific researches in Brazil) faces severe financial problems. Several foreigner missions (individuals and institutionals) are official, but bio-piracy is more common. The borders in Amazon have been defined since the beginning of the century 20, but sovereignity issues have been raising again lately. The border areas are sparsefully inhabited, which facilitates invasions by guerrilla and drug traffic groups, notably from Colombia. Brazil has recently implanted a surveillance system, but it’s still to be seen how effective it will be to control movements and activies in such a large area as the Amazon.