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Folk & Popular Culture of Brazil

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Folk +& Popular Culture of Brazil Alex Nguyen
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Graham Taylor Sport Tradition Art in Brazil Architecture and Sculptures Modern Art World Stage More Soccer!!!!! Football! (Soccer) Population Ethnic Groups Language Demography 199,321,413 as of July 2012 Portuguese White - 53.7%
Mulatto - 38.5%
Black - 6.2%
Other - 0.9%
Unspecified - 0.7% Brazil's national obsession

Immense Soccer Stadiums are what make a city a real center.

Famous Brazilian players are heroes and almost every child dreams of one day playing professionally. This sport brings the nation together With 5 World Cup Championships, Brazil is arguably the best football nations in the world.

Britain brought football to Brazil in 1849 and was originally played by only the brazilian societal elite.

The 2016 olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro In the 1960's, soccer brought people together during the political turmoil that was the transformation from leftist views similar to communism into a conservative nation.

João Havelange is credited with transforming soccer from a Euro-centric sport to a global sport and marketing superpower. Many older buildings in Brazil reflect European styles.

Antonio Francisco Lisboa was the most famous sculptor in much of Latin America and produce many of the 18th century sculptures in and around Ouro Preto. The Week Modern Art Week of 1922, an artistic symposium held in the city of São Paulo, showed that Brazilian musicians, painters, and writers were ready to forge a new and strong national identity.
The modernist movement set off a flood of talented painters. The foremost among them was Candido Portinari. An immensely versatile figure, Portinari painted most often in a stylized form of realism that conferred majesty even on everyday subjects. His images were unmistakably Brazilian. Topography Mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
Highest point: Pico da Neblina 2,994 m Religion Roman Catholic - 73.6%
Protestant - 15.4%
Spiritualist - 1.3%
Bantu/Voodoo - .3%
Other - 9.4% Life Expectancy Male: 69.24 years
Female: 76.53 years Literacy Total: 88.6% Poor Housing In the 1960s The National Housing Bank (Banco Nacional De Habitação or BNH) was created to finance and build public housing. It used funds from the Severance Pay Fund to build "basic houses" (casas populares). They were built on the outskirts of cities typically. The federal Housing Finance system has provided low cost mortages and apartments to the working middle class. Public Housing Many poor Brazilians without access to financing must build their own housing, referred to as favelas. One good example everyone has seen are the run down favelas on the hills of Rio De Janerio. In some parts of Brazil, shanty towns are built over water or in marsh areas (alagados and baixadas). There were 3,221 medium to large favelas in 1991 which contained 2.9% of Brazil's households. The largest favela is Rocinha, located in Rio De Janerio. Folk Housing Food Traditions Tribal Music Most native music of the Brazilian rainforest includes whistles, flutes, drums, and rattles. Basically, any instrument that could be constructed out of plants and animal parts that were present in the rainforest were used. Little is known about the indigenous peoples music, because no written record exists. Modern Music The Samba is a popular semi-modern style of Brazilian music. It is most popularly used in the Brazilian Carnaval.The Samba has been recognized as a UNESCO Heritage of Humaity member. The Samba emerged in the early 20th century as a blend of modern guitar and folk percussion from the native amazonians. Musical Traditions DANCE OF BRAZIL The secret of samba fascination lies in the syncopation, the deviations from the norm. There are innumerable varieties of the urban as well the rural samba – Bossa Nova is one of them.
At Carnival time, whether in Salvador, Rio or elsewhere, there is a samba for everything. The music, the dances, and the costumes are constantly updated and refurbished, adding excitement to the existing formulas. Traditional Clothing Samba FOLK ENTERTAINMENT Immigrant Influenced clothing In Southern Brazil there is a mixture of many immigrant cultures including German, Russian, and Italian. Meals are communal events
Blending of cultures
Most made from scratch Feijoada - national dish
Bean stew with pork
Made by African slaves - now most famous dish Rice and beans -staples
Lunch = biggest meal
Feira - street market, famous and always awaited
Pastel - famous pastry, commonly found anywhere
Comida por quilo - pay as you go, sampling Bombacheras
Flowy, baggy clothing
Colorful - festivals
Many clothes only available based on local fabrics
Traditional clothing reflects customs and culture - dances, history

Modern culture - jeans, globalization
T-shirts, etc. Football games
Carnivals and festivals
Bairro dances Folk Popular Television
International sports
Music/concerts Works Cited
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“Brazil.” The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency, 4 Oct. 2012. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html>.
“Brazil Housing.” Photius. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.photius.com/countries/brazil/society/brazil_society_housing.html>.
“Entertainment in Brazil.” Hostels Worldwide. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.hostelworld.com/guides/country-guides/brazil/entertainment>.
McPhee, Rosana. “Brazilian Food and Customs.” The Foodie Bugle. N.p., 15 May 2011. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://thefoodiebugle.com/article/cooks/brazilian-food-and-customs>.
“Samba Music.” National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/genre/content.genre/samba_782/en_US>.
“Traditional Brazilian Clothing.” Buzzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/traditional-brazilian-clothing.html>.
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