Hot Links to Some Hot Music from Brazil!

Why a link to these Brazilian music sites? Because Brazil has been the home of some of the most dynamic and creative accordionists on earth for the past 30 years. They play a variety of styles and rhythms, and call it by many names…choro, frevo, samba, and my favorite, forro. This music is finally making it’s way into the American musical consciousness, and accordionists and accordion lovers should be very happy! As vital and earthy as Zydeco, and driving as Norteno, and as smooth and sexy as cumbia, the forro mixes elements of jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian folk music to create an irresistible, highly danceable sound. To learn more, click on the links below…but don’t blame me if you wind up dancing!

Individual Artists Sites

Sivuca on the Web | Trio Nordestino | Dominguinhos

All Brazilian Music

On the left you will see a selection window morked “styles, genres and movements”. Click on the drop down arrow, and select “forro”. On the lower right of the forro page, you’ll see selected biographies and discographies. Pay special attention to Sivuca, Dominguinhos, and Gonzaga.

Caravan Music

You can also go here, and substitute Colombia for Brazil, and get some cool info on Cumbia and Villenato.

All Music Guide

The all music guide is a great resource to look up artists of any genre. Here is what they say about Dominguinhos