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Brazil Cultural Presentation
Transcript of Brazil Cultural Presentation
By: Jon Suh
Population: about 197-200 millions
Brazil has 26 states
Brazil shares border with every South America country except Chile and Ecuador
It was designed to look like an airplane
Family is very important to brazilians
Brazilians family are usually large and brazilians do not like to live any large from their kin
When brazilians speak ''family'' they mean a large extended kin group rather than the immediate family of spouse and children
When children marry, they often live near their parents
Grandparents and elderly are seldom put in a nursing home; instead they most live with their children
It is a four-day ''National Party'' held 46 days before Easter during which brazilians forget what they call the ''hard realities of life''
It is marked by street parades, samba, music, parties and elaborates costumes
The country stops for almost 1 week and the festivities are intense, day and night
This celebration celebrates the birth of John the Baptist, a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church
Men and women dress up as farm boy and girls
New year's in copacabana
Rio de Janeiro some of the most famous New Year's party in the world
Fireworks and music performances mark this celebration
Brazilian cuisine varies from region to region
The feijoada is the national dish
Roman Catholicism 64.6%
No religion 8.0%
Brazil is the largest Catholic country in the world. About 2/3 of the population are Roman Catholic
Elementary School: 6 to 14 years old
High School: 15 to 17 years old
It is a lyrical fusion of samba and jazz
Bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s initially among young musicians and college students.
Since its birth, it has remained a vital part of the standard jazz repertoire.
In the beginning of the sixteenth century slaves were brought from Africa to work the plantations of South America.
When slavery was outlawed in the late 1880’s, the Samba became more acceptable.
Despite the initial reaction to it and the attempts to suppress it, the Samba music continued to become more and more popular. The Samba is more than just music, it is a dance and way of celebration. The dance was a large part of the popularization of it.
Forró is closely associated with Brazilian June Festivals
Forró is the most popular genre of music and dance in Brazil's Northeast
It is danced close together in a left-left-right-right movement,
Soccer is the most popular sport in Brazil. Soccer quickly became a passion for Brazilians, who often refer to their country as "o País do Futebol" ("the country of soccer ''
Soccer is taken very seriously in Brazil. During the World Cup workers pause from their duties to watch their team in action; even banks shut down three hours before matches to allow their workers time to prepare for the game
Vinicius de Moraes - Poet and composer
Green represents the forests
Yellow represents the mineral wealth of Brazil.
The blue circle and stars represent sky over Rio de Janeiro. There is one star to represent each of the states and the federal district.
The country’s motto is “Ordem e Progresso” (Order and Progress)
Thank You for listening
now for part 2, the interview